Buhari’s APC Declares Kano Gov. Elections A Do Or Die Affair, As Police Speaks On Transfering Kano CP, Muhammad Wakili

The Kano State Police Command has responded to rumours going round that the Police High Command has transferred the highly regarded Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Wakili, over his conduct at last Saturday’s Governorship elections in the state.

The command’s spokesman, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, dismissed the rumours in a statement on Wednesday, describing it as the ‘handiwork of mischief makers.’

Haruna stressed that the command would not be distracted by such rumours, adding that already, police personnel had arrested three persons suspected of buying permanent voter cards (PVCs) from illegible voters in areas earmarked for the rerun governorship election.

The arrest comes as the Deputy Governor of Kano State, Nasir Gawuna, and the Commissioner in charge of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Sule Garo, were recently arrested and released, for trying to disrupt the announcement of last Saturday’s results.

Nasiru Gawuna, Kano Deputy governor arrested by the Police. Credit: Google Images

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.

In a related development, 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.

poling station during elections in Kano March 28, 2015. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

“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.

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