- Governor Ganduje on Monday, April 1, said that he is ready to face the opposition party in court
- The governor said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is about to kick-start what would later consume them unawares
- According to Ganduje, what PDP did in other elections of state legislators will be looked into
The governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said he is ready to face the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in court over the party's plan to challenge his victory at the 2019 gubernatorial election for the state.
Ganduje, while speaking on Monday, April 1, in Ganduje town of Dawakin Tofa local government when he was receiving thousands of supporters who trooped to congratulate him over his re-election said the PDP is about to kick-start what would later consume them unawares.
The Nation reports that the governor said: “Before the re-run election, which we emerged victorious, they were deep-neck in ballot stuffing and other electoral offences, a ploy that was later uncovered.”
He noted that it was after that ballot stuffing incident that genuine election was conducted at the supplementary election.
Describing the supplementary election as credible, the governor said those that trooped to congratulate him and his government over the victory and assured them his administration would continue to make Kano one of the safest states in the country.
He said: "My thinking about these people is they are about to kick-start what would later consume them unawares."
“What they did in other elections of the state legislators in some places, will be looked at, with the view to ascertaining authenticity of such votes they claimed to have gotten,” Ganduje said.
"Whoever comes to Kano will attest to the fact that Kano is fast growing and developing. We will improve on this and will, at the same time, consolidate the feats achieved.”
“We are thanking those who voted for us, those who didn’t vote for us and those who didn’t even vote at all,” the governor added.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the incumbent governor of Kano, Abdullahi Ganduje, winner of the gubernatorial supplementary election in the state.
After the collation of figures for the poll conducted in 28 local government areas on Saturday, March 23, by the INEC, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled a total of 10,239 votes, while the All Progressives Congress (APC) secured 45,876 votes.
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