Hours after the Kano State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Abdullahi Abbas, declared the forthcoming supplementary Governorship election in the State, a “do or die” affair, the Peoples Democratic party, PDP, have gone spiritual by embarking on non-obligatory prayers and fasting seeking Allah’s intervention.
As you read, the Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso-led PDP have conducted prayers and sacrifices at various local governments across the state.
The party is seeking Allah’s intervention on the coming rescheduled election in some of the polling units, which will hold on 23rd March 2019, also invoking Allah’s anger on anybody who attempts to steal their mandate.
Recall, that APC state Chairman, had earlier spoke to a crowd of supporters, telling them to stand against any opposition that comes their way during the election.
He said, “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.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the state, Riskuwa Shehu, declared the election inconclusive for what he described as high number of cancelled votes compared to the margin between APC and PDP candidate. He, therefore, ordered for a rerun in areas where elections were cancelled in different parts of the State.
PDP polled a total of 1,014,353 votes ahead of the APC which secured 953,522 votes in the governorship election of the state. Total margin between both APC and PDP candidate was 26,000 while Total votes cancelled was141,694.
Both the two parties are strategizing on how to woo the electorates in the areas where the re-run will be conducted to give them their votes on the 23rd of March 2019.
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