Breaking: PDP boycotts INEC’s presentation of return certificates to Ganduje, others

Breaking: PDP boycotts INEC’s presentation of return certificates to Ganduje, others

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano has reportedly boycotted the presentation of certificate of return to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and lawmakers elected in the March 9 election. had reported that Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) presented the certificates to the Kano governor-elect, his deputy, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, and the 27 elected members of state assembly.

But at event, which also saw 24 federal lawmakers-elect from the northwest state receive their certificates, aggrieved PDP members refused to register their presence.

Daily Independent reports that the opposition party, however, chose to write the electoral commission expressing its reservation over the selection of venue of the event.

Kano PDP, in a statement signed by the its spokesperson, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, said it was concerned by the safety of its members, hence the reason for the boycott.

Tofa argued that there should be ''a neutral ground for the exercise,'' adding that PDP members were not safe in the venue selected, which was indoor stadium of Kofar Mata sports complex.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that Kano PDP had promised its supporters and residents of the state that it would reclaim its mandate from Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

The party urged its supporters to remain calm as its victory, which was overturned through the supplementary election on Saturday, March 23, would be reclaimed at the tribunal. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better.

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