CUPP: 42 Political Parties Reject Kano Supplementary Election Result

CUPP: 42 Political Parties Reject Kano Supplementary Election Result

By News Agency of Nigeria on March 27, 2019
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Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Jafaar Jafaar, Nuradeen A. Ayagi
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State. | NAN

Forty-two political parties in Kano under the aegis of the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, in the state have rejected the results of the re-run governorship election of March 23.

They alleged that the process was characterised by gross irregularities.

Mohammed Abdullahi-Rahi, the state CUPP chairman, made the position of the group known while addressing a news conference in Kano on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

He alleged that the supplementary election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was marred by violence, over voting, intimidation and voter disenfranchisement.

According to him, thuggery and voter-intimidation were reported in almost all the polling units where the re-run election was conducted, with reports of loss of lives, open vote-buying and other electoral malpractices.

”It was clear that the level of violence recorded during the March 9, 2019, election that led to cancellation of results of some polling units is by far less than what was recorded during the March 23, 2019, election, yet the electoral body turned a blind eye on the happenings by accepting and announcing the results.

”We are at this juncture, debunking the illegitimate declaration of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as governor-elect in the just concluded March 23, 2019, re-run elections in Kano due to gross irregularities and electoral fraud committed before, during and after the elections.”

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