The Kano State Police Commissioner, Muhammed Wakil, who has been celebrated by many Nigerians for his peculiar efforts to prevent malpractice during the state’s gubernatorial election, has come under attack by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The ruling APC has accused Wakil, popularly known as Singham Wakili, of actively assisting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the governorship election in Kano State.
In a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja, APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu stated that the Police Commissioner withdrew Kano state commissioner’s orderlies.
“It is on record how the Kano State Police Commissioner actively assisted the opposition PDP to rig inside Kano city with the deployment of police security for Rabiu Kwankwaso loyalists while state commissioner’s orderlies were withdrawn,” he said.
“The APC’s visible achievements in Kano state under Governor Abdullahi Ganduje are enough to give the party an emphatic victory in the rerun election. Again, the rerun will be mostly in APC-controlled rural areas and Nasarawa local government area where our Deputy Governor, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna is from. Undoubtedly, Kano state remains an APC stronghold and remains in our firm control,” Issa-Onilu added.
Recall that CP Wakili arrested the deputy governor of Kano State, Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, alongside the Commissioner for Local Government, Alhaji Murtala Sule Garo and chairman of Nassarawa Local Government, Alhaji Lamin Sani, for allegedly trying to disrupt election process at the INEC collation centre in Nasarawa Local government area of Kano State.
They were arrested allegedly for attempting to destroy result sheets in Nasarawa Local government as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Abba Kabir Yusuf leads from the results announced in 43 out of the 44 LGAs in the state.
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