Ganduje Discloses Biggest Problem of Elections in Nigeria

Ganduje Discloses Biggest Problem of Elections in Nigeria

  • The national chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Ganduje, has exonerated INEC from the challenges of violence and insecurity during elections in Nigeria
  • Ganduje declared that politicians should be held responsible for the problem of elections in Nigeria
  • Ganduje, a former governor of Kano state, stated this during a visit by INEC officials to the national secretariat of the APC for verification journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering politics and elections in Nigeria

FCT, Abuja - Abdullahi Ganduje, national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has said politicians are the biggest problems confronting elections in Nigeria.

Ganduje said contrary to what some people believe, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is not the biggest problem of elections.

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Ganduje refuses to blame INEC for Nigeria's flawed elections. Photo credit: @OfficialAPCNg
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'INEC not biggest problem of elections' - Ganduje

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As reported by Daily Trust, the APC leader spoke on Wednesday, January, 17, at the APC national secretariat in Abuja when he hosted a team of INEC officials who were on a verification visit.

Arise Television also noted Ganduje's stance.

He said:

“I know one of the biggest problems of INEC in conducting elections is insecurity. Everyone will say INEC, but it’s the politicians.
“So, in order to understand the rules and regulations of elections, in order to understand what is required to be a civilised politician, our institution will be educating our people from time to time so that they can abide by the rules and it will be going digital."

Kano: ‘Ganduje using Tinubu, Kperogi

Earlier, reported that US-based Nigerian scholar, Professor Farooq Kperogi, said in fighting to wrest power from Rabiu Kwankwaso, Ganduje is using President Bola Tinubu and the African country’s courts as "cudgels".

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Kperogi, in a piece, described the Appeal Court’s judgement that affirmed the sack of Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano state as “a predictable, premeditated, and carefully choreographed judicial charade”.

Kano: Tinubu shunned Ganduje’s pressure, Yusuf also reported that Abba Kabir Yusuf, governor of Kano state, said President Bola Tinubu shunned Ganduje’s pressure to influence the Supreme Court’s judgement.

In a statement by the director general of media and publicity at Kano government, Kano, Bature Tofa, Yusuf alleged that his predecessor, Ganduje, pressured President Tinubu to influence the court’s verdict but Tinubu did not yield to the entreaty.

Kano: Tinubu’s non-interference saved democracy

Meanwhile, Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa hailed President Tinubu's hands-off approach to the Supreme Court's decisions on governorship disputes.

He emphasised that this non-interference has safeguarded the nation's democracy and restored confidence in the judiciary.


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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at