The Kano State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Abdullahi Abbas, has declared the forthcoming supplementary Governorship election in the State, slated for March 23, as a “do or die” affair.
While speaking at his residence, to a crowd of APC supporters in Kano, on Wednesday, he called on the APC supporters to stand against any opposition that comes their way during the election.
“There is every possibility that you can be arrested. But let me tell you, before you get to the Police station, we will make sure you are released, and the Police that arrested you will likely lose his job.
“We are going to give you every protection that is required. This election is a matter of do or die for us. We must win this election”, Abbas said.
Recall, that Kano State is among the seven States where the Governorship election was declared inconclusive.
Others are Plateau, Adamawa, Sokoto, Bauchi, and Rivers States.
Before the declaration in Kano, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was leading the APC in the Governorship election in the State.
Before the announcement of the election result, the Deputy Governor of Kano State, Nasir Gawuna, and the Commissioner in charge of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Sule Garo, were arrested, for trying to disrupt the announcement of the results.
The two officials were arrested, after they arrived at the venue of the State Collation Centre, and began to disrupt the process.
Their action led to a halt in the announcement of results at the Centre, after some youths suspected to be supporters of the opposition PDP, tried to attack the two Officials.
The Police later released Gawuna without charges, as he enjoys constitutional immunity from prosecution, based on the Office he holds as Deputy Governor.
The Kano State Police Spokesperson, later claimed that the Deputy Governor was not arrested, and was only rescued from the mob.