The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has declared itself winner of the 2019 Governorship election in Kano State.
The Chairman of the PDP in the State, Rabiu Bichi, who addressed Journalists, on Saturday, in Kano, said that the party rejects the ongoing supplementary election, because it is unknown in law.
“What is happening today is not election. Thugs have taken over most polling units, and have been attacking our members and voters.
“Many have been injured, in fact, a Member of the State Assembly representing Gwale, Yusuf Babangida, on election duty, was attacked and seriously injured.
“We also have reports of attacks on our members in Doguwa, Gwale, and Dala; we are collecting the whole list of those attacked”. he said.
The PDP State Chairman, said that the party would seek legal redress.
“We are going to pursue our right through legal means. Today is a sad day for Nigerian democracy, especially in Kano
“Recall, that Governorship elections were held on March 9, not just in Kano, but Nigeria as a whole
“After the election, results from 43 out of 44 Local Governments were announced, and we were leading, it was only the results from Nasarawa Local Government that were pending, and that was because the State Deputy Governor, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chairman of Nasarawa Local Government, led some thugs to attack the Collation Centre and disrupt the process, by tearing the result sheet.
“That is why INEC called for this supplementary election. As you all know, the Nigerian Constitution does not know anything supplementary election; all I know is that we have won our election. What is happening in Kano today, is simply foolishness”, he said.
Elsewhere on, Rabiu reportedly called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to cancel the ongoing supplementary elections with immediate effect.
Addressing Journalists in Kano, Bichi said that PDP had received reports that some of its Agents were molested, with vehicles burnt, and property destroyed, in Doguwa, Nasarawa, Minjibir, and Tudun Wada LGAs.
The PDP Chairman, alleged that security personnel gave hoodlums cover to unleash mayhem on their supporters.
He also alleged that some political thugs were imported from neighbouring States, to cause chaos in the ongoing supplementary elections.