The National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has thrown its weight behind the demands on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to cancel the March 23 Kano state Supplementary election.
The PDP in a press statement signed by its Spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan said the demand followed the disruption of polls and bloodletting by the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.
The PDP said all material facts on the supplementary election in Kano state showed that rampaging APC thugs violently took over polling units, attacked and chased away voters and engaged in massive thumb-printing and ballot stuffing for the APC.
The party said INEC was already aware that the Police arrested the Kano State Commissioner for Special Duties, Muktar Yakasai alongside APC thugs he led to disrupt election in Yelwa in Dala Local Government area of the State.
“Also INEC is already aware of how APC thugs attacked voters in polling units in Gama area of Kano state during which four PDP members were feared killed and many others injured before they carted away ballot boxes for stuffing for the APC.
The PDP told INEC to note that given the circumstances, any results they came out with from the convoluted electoral process would be a sham and would surely be rejected by the people of Kano state.
“It is completely reprehensible that the APC and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje would resort to violence and bloodletting as a means to attempt to hold on to power after they have been rejected by the people.
“The PDP invites Nigerians to note that our party grew democracy for 16 years without watering the quest for power with the blood of the innocent as the APC has done in the 2019 general election,” the statement said.
The Party, therefore charged INEC to save the nation from crisis by cancelling the Kano supplementary election, as failure to do so was not in the best interest of the nation.