ABUJA- GOVERNOR Abdullahi Gamduje of Kano State on Wednesday defined that voter apathy was chargeable for the lack of the state to redeem the 5 million votes promised to President Muhammadu Buhari within the February 23 presidential election.
Governor Ganduje had assured the President that Kano state will give him 5 million votes however the state solely gave 1,464,768 to the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate within the election whereas the Peoples Democratic Social gathering, PDP, presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar had 391,593 votes.
Although there was criticism that the 1,464,768 was not actual as some have doubted the outcome, Governor Ganduje described these questioning the votes as unserious those that have been towards democracy.
He mentioned whereas there have been no incidences of violence recorded within the state, seventeen native authorities areas have been affected by election cancellation.
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Talking with State Home correspondents on the Presidential Villa, Abuja, when he got here to congratulate President Buhari for rising victorious within the election, Ganduje mentioned the APC victory was an eloquent testimony of what would occur within the forthcoming governorship election.
Requested to react to these questioning the figures that got here from Kano State, he mentioned, “To begin with, they aren’t severe folks, they’re people who find themselves anti-democracy.
“You probably have seen how the election have been carried out I believe all people will agree that INEC tried very effectively. Though there was low prove of voters as a result of we have been anticipating to get way more than that, however the election was honest and free.
“Those that say we couldn’t have gotten that a lot are blind to the politics of Kano.” he added
Requested why he didn’t ship on the 5 million votes he promised, he mentioned, “Nicely, I instructed you it’s due to the low prove of voters however I promise you subsequent time…let’s look in the direction of the governorship election.“
On his possibilities on the approaching governorship election, Ganduje mentioned “My likelihood is very excessive and you may see the start of it with the presidential elections. We gave Mr. President the very best variety of votes, all of the three senators are again, 24 Home of Representatives members out of 24 have succeeded. What else are you anticipating? That’s the basis.
“One other factor is that Mr. President has executed plenty of work in Nigeria and in Kano and as a authorities we have now executed so much in Kano State. If there was a unfavorable response we’d have seen it from the presidential election.
“That’s the reason I say we’re heading for an enormous success in Kano each within the gubernatorial and state Home of Meeting elections.”
He expressed happiness for the President’s victory, including that the administration had laid the inspiration for the event of a brand new Nigeria.
He mentioned, “We’re forging forward by way of getting the proper factor executed in Nigeria. So, I’m right here to congratulate him personally earlier than we come as a gaggle from Kano to congratulate him.”