The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart in Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje and Abba Yusuf, have engaged each other in a war of words over the final outcome of the poll in the state.
PoliticsNGR reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the poll inconclusive.
Other states elections declared inconclusive by the commission include Sokoto, Plateau, Adamawa, Benue, and Bauchi and fixed a supplementary election in the states for March 23, 2019.
But in separate statements on Tuesday, the duo vowed to ensure that they win the election in Kano ultimately.
Ganduje in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Muhammad Garba said the PDP candidate and his supporters will receive the shocker of their lives in the scheduled rerun governorship election.
Ganduje, the incumbent governor of the state, who said he remained perturbed “by the wishful thinking and slapdash deportment of the PDP” insisted that he was confident of victory and that Kano would remain an APC state.
Reacting in a statement by his spokesperson, Bature Dawakin-Tofa, the Yusuf also boasted of victory in the forthcoming supplementary poll.
He alleged that due alleged massive rigging of the APC, the election was declared inconclusive as a resulted of over-voting and eventual cancellation of many polling units.
He further alleged that over five hundred bundles of ballot papers were printed by Kano State Printing Press and syndicated to various polling units across the state, part of which over ten cartons of them were arrested by the police.
While calling on his supporters to remain calm, Yusuf reminded that the party is already leading in the last count of the election and interestingly, the bye-election would take place in the strongest areas of the party.