PAN African Women Projects (PAWP), one of the accredited foreign election observers in Nigeria, has condemned the conduct of Kano supplementary election, insisting that it was characterised by large-scale irregularities and violence.
The international election observer group based in Johannesburg, South Africa, specifically accused security operatives of compromising their professional ethics and turning blind eyes on cases of violence, intimidation and abuse of electoral process in Kano.
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, winner of the supplementary election with 1,033,695 votes. Abba Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) trailed with 1,024,713 votes.
Addressing a press conference yesterday, PAWP publicity secretary, Mphoentle Keitseng, cited Bagau polling unit (PU) in Kura, Masaku PU in Dala and Rimi-Gado PU where voters were chased by thugs with dangerous weapons. Read more