The People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Kano State has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to cancel the re-run governorship election held across the 28 local government areas of the state, alleging that thugs have taken over the process.
The Acting Chairman of the party, Rabiu Sulaiman-Bichi, made the call while addressing a news conference in Kano on Saturday.
He said there was need for the commission to cancel the election as the process had completely been taken over by armed political thugs.
According to Bichi, the thugs were allegedly brought from Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Plateau and other neighbouring states and were “armed to the teeth” posing as voters in the polling units in the localities.
The chairman alleged that the thugs freely voted with the PVCs that did not belong to them, while some posed as INEC staff. He said as a peace-loving party, the PDP had alerted security agencies in addition to writing a Letter of Caution to the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state on the situation.