Kano Rerun: Cancel polls now – PDP to INEC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have called on the Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC, to cancel the March 23rd supplementary elections in Kano state.

PDP in a statement on Saturday counted among other things, the disruption of the polls by alleged thugs of the All Progressives Congress, APC, bloodletting, massive rigging, voters intimidation, as  reasons why the cancellation is important.

Read full statement below

The National leadership of the PDP backs the demands on the INEC to cancel the March 23 Kano state Supplementary election following the disruption of polls and bloodletting by the APC.

All material facts on the supplementary election in Kano state show that rampaging APC thugs violently took over polling units, attacked and chased away voters and engaged in massive thumb-printing and ballot stuffing for the APC.

INEC is already aware that the Police arrested the Kano State Commissioner for Special Duties, Muktar Yakasai alongside APC thugs he led to disrupt election in Yelwa in Dala Local Government area of the State.

Also INEC is already aware of how APC thugs attacked voters in polling units in Gama area of Kano state during which four PDP members were feared killed and many more injured before they carted away ballot boxes for stuffing for the APC.

The PDP cautions INEC to note that in this circumstance, any results they come out with from this convoluted electoral process will be a sham and will surely be rejected by the people of Kano state.

It is completely reprehensible that the APC and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje would resort to violence and bloodletting as a means to attempt to hold on to power after they have been rejected by the people.

The PDP invites Nigerians to note that our party grew democracy for 16 years without watering the quest for power with the blood of the innocent as the APC has done in the 2019 general election.

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