- Lawmakers-elect who emerged from the just concluded rerun elections have been sworn-in
- Governor Ganduje was accused of accompanying the PDP lawmaker who defeated APC candidate to the National Assembly for the swearing-in
- Legit.ng cannot verify this claim as there was another APC lawmaker from Kano state who was sworn-in alongside the PDP lawmaker and others
Governor Umar Ganduje of Kano state has been accused of accompanying Ali Datti Yako, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s candidate who won the rerun of Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency, Kano, to the National Assembly for his swearing-in.
Yako defeated Abdulmumin Jibrin who was the candidate of Ganduje's party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the rerun conducted on Saturday, January 25.
The newly elected candidates from the rerun elections conducted in Kano, Cross River, Imo, and Bauchi states were on Wednesday, January 29.
Meanwhile, D. Olusegun, A Twitter user who is also a member of the APC, according to his bio, claimed Governor Ganduje went to the House of Reps with "Jibrin's replacement who is currently a member of the PDP for his swearing in".
Olusegun shared the alleged picture of Governor Ganduje and the new lawmaker, Yako, at the National Assembly.
While Legit.ng cannot verify Olusegun's claim, the House of Reps through its Twitter handle stated that Governor Ganduje and others were at the National Assembly for the swearing-in ceremony.
Alhassan Ado Doguwa, the former majority leader of the House, who is one of the newly-sworn in lawmakers is also a member of the APC from Kano state.
Legit.ng also notes that the House of Reps in its tweet referred to Yako as an APC lawmaker from Kano. It is exactly clear whether this is a typographical error.
There are, however, insinuations that Jibrin allegedly campaigned against Governor Ganduje's re-election which could have necessitated the Kano governor's action.
Seyi Solomon Laleye tweeted: "Jibrin made a mincemeat of himself by openly campaigning against Ganduje after securing his own seat"
Suleiman Tajudeen reacted: "This guy's politics is too petty! When it's not a matter of life or death! Hnmm...I hope he enjoys his time while it last..."
Seun Thorpe wrote: "The game is the game. Politics is local. Sad for some but true for others.
Lesson: Always stay ahead of the game."
Babatope reacted: "I believe the plan his once he's victory is successfully secured, then the pdp man will now defect to APC. My opinion though "
Meanwhile, barely 24 hours after his devastating loss, Abdulmumin said he did not lose the election but was robbed by his political opponents in the state.
He emphasised that his mandate was stolen through the use of brutal force by the opposition.
Abdulmumin, however, said that he has congratulated the winner despite his rejection of the election results.
He also said he would not file a petition against the victory of his opponent, adding that he would make no comment on the matter.
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