More reactions have continued to trail the comment of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the announcement of the Presidential election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC); this is as the Kano state government says that the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state does not have to buy votes for President Muhammadu Buhari to win the election.
PDP had alleged that the current administration “colluded” with INEC and security agencies to manipulate results from polling units across the country, and thus said the results are “incorrect and unacceptable”
The Commissioner of Information, Mohammed Garba, while speaking to newsmen in Kano on Monday said it was an insult on the people of Kano for PDP to attribute the overwhelming victory recorded by the APC in the state to voter inducement.
Mohammed, who is also the chairman of the Publicity Committee 2019 Elections, said “The PDP should go down memory lane to recall how Muhammadu Buhari was overwhelmingly voted in Kano during the 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 Presidential elections,”he said.
He pointed out that such an allegation from the PDP was not unexpected, given the setback suffered by the party in the elections.
‘’This clearly indicates PDP’s desperation to discredit the process that has been applauded by local and international observers as one of the best ever organized election in our political history,” the commissioner added.
He, therefore, called on APC members, supporters and the public to disregard the allegation as mere rumour intended to draw sympathy for the electorate who have already made their mind to vote for the APC presidential and National Assembly candidates.
Meanwhile, former governor of Kano State, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau has been declared as the winner of the Kano Central senatorial seat by INEC.
Shekarau’s victory completes the total victory of the ruling party, APC for the three available senatorial seats in the state.