- Former governor Rabiu Kwankwaso has shared his thoughts concerning the 2023 governorship election in Kano state
- The senator has declared that he and his supporters are ready as they will not accept another inconclusive poll
- Recall that back in 2019 INEC declared the results of the March 9, gubernatorial election inconclusive
Ahead of the next general elections, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the former governor of Kano state, has stated that the 2023 poll will be a do or die affair.
In a report by Premium Times, Kwankwaso warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to take the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state for granted.
According to the report, the former governor disclosed this while addressing a packed audience, mostly made up of his Kwankwasiyya followers on Thursday, December 17.
Kwankwaso, who was a senator in the 7th and 8th national Assembly went on to caution the ruling party not to plan a repeat of the 2019 Kano governorship election which was declared inconclusive.
He added that his Kwankwasiyya supporters and the opposition party will not allow a repeat of the inconclusive election from the last poll.
The news publication citing a video of the statement shared on Kwankwasiyya Reporters's page on Facebook noted that Kwankwaso said they are ready as 2023 will come in different colours.
In the video, Kwankwaso said:
“Now they are power drunk because they are enjoying the seat of power, they are not thinking of leaving power because for them 2023 is indefinite.
“2023 will come in different colours, it is going to be a do or die affair, we are going to be ready."
Legit.ng recalls that back in 2019, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the results of the March 9, gubernatorial election held in Kano state inconclusive.
INEC’s returning officer in the state, Bello Shehu, disclosed this on Monday night, March 11, 2019, at the commission's head office in the state.
Abba Kabir Yusuf of the PDP polled 1,014,474 votes just as the incumbent state governor and candidate of the APC, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje got 987,819 votes. Read more:
The PDP rejected the declaration of Governor Ganduje as the governor, saying its candidate, was the rightful winner of the keenly contested election.
In a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, on Sunday, March 24, 2019, PDP said any declaration that does not reflect such cannot stand.
The party described the supplementary election in the state as mere figure allocating exercise by compromised INEC officials.
Meanwhile, the Aminu Wali-led faction of the PDP in Kano state expelled the former governor of the state over alleged anti-party activities.
Kwankwaso's expulsion was announced on Thursday, December 17, shortly after a congress brought into place a new leadership of the faction.
The group also accused the 2019 PDP presidential aspirant and leader of the Kwankwasiyya movement, of gross violation of constitutional orders of the PDP.
In a related development, reported that Kankwanso's father Musa Saleh-Kwankwaso, was appointed as a kingmaker of the Karaye Emirate Council.
It was reported that the appointment was announced in a statement on Thursday, November 26, by Haruna Gunduwawa, the spokesperson for the Karaye Emirate Council.
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