El-Rufai Opens Up on Major Tool Governors Use for Rigging Election

El-Rufai Opens Up on Major Tool Governors Use for Rigging Election

  • The former Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has claimed that state electoral commissions are a tool in the hands of governors
  • El-Rufai, who spoke at a capacity-building workshop in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, bragged about how he conducted electronic local government election
  • The former governor also recalled how a northwest governor allegedly wrote the result of local government elections in his state

Maiduguri, Borno — Nasir El-Rufai, the immediate past governor of Kaduna state, has described state electoral commissions as rigging tools for state governors.

El-Rufai stated this on Monday, April 15, in Maiduguri, in his lead paper presentation titled: "Capacity Building Workshop on Enhancing Skills of Government Officials In Policy Implementation and Productive Human Resources Management".

Nasir El-Rufai, former governor of Kaduna state, shares what governors use to rig election
El-Rufai shared how a northwest governor allegedly wrote local government election results Photo Credit: Muhammed Bello El-Rufai
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Leadership reported that the former governor recalled the success of electronic voting in local government area elections he conducted during his tenure.

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How northwest governor 'wrote' council election results

He also narrated how a northwestern state governor showed interest in replicating his approach in Kaduna in his state.

The APC chieftain, however, said when the said governor returned to his state, he wrote the results of the local government elections he conducted instead of conducting them electronically. El-Rufai did not mention the governor's name.

The former governor, who expressed total support for abolishing state electoral commissions, stressed that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) could handle all local government elections.

El-Rufai's comment read in part:

“While I was the Governor of Kaduna State, I introduced electronic voting and conducted local government elections. After the election, we lost about three to four local government areas to the opposition, because of the credibility of the election. And because we were transparent in the election, some of those opposition candidates decamped to our party because of our fairness in the election."

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El-Rufai asks Tinubu to sack non-performing ministers

Legit.ng earlier reported that El-Rufai also called on President Bola Tinubu not to hesitate in sacking non-performing ministers.

El-Rufai urged Tinubu to look into some of his policies that are not producing results for amendment.

Similarly, the former governor called on Nigerians to continue to pray for the president's success.

Source: Legit.ng

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