Desmond Mgboh, Kano
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State said it did not have to buy vote for President Muhammadu Buhari to win election in the state.
The state, it said, remains the president’s strongest support base in the country.
Reacting in a statement to allegation of vote buying levelled by the People’s Democratic party (PDP), Chairman of the Publicity Committee, 2109 Elections, Malam Muhammad Garba insisted that it would be an insult on the people to attribute the overwhelming victory recorded by the APC to voter inducement.
The chairman who is also the Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture urged the PDP to go down memory lane and recall how Buhari was overwhelming voted in Kano during the 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 presidential elections.
He pointed out that such an allegation from the PDP was not unexpected given the loss they have just suffered in recent elections, which informed their bogus allegations against the APC.
“This clearly indicates PDP’s desperation to discredit the process that has been applauded by local and international observers as one of the best ever organized election in our political history, the statement added.
The party vowed that the PDP in the state will suffer humiliation in the forthcoming gubernatorial and Assembly election, considering the numerous achievements recorded by the administration of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. He, therefore, called on APC members, supporters and the public to disregard the allegation as mere rumour intended to draw sympathy from the electorate who have already made up their mind to vote for the APC presidential and National Assembly candidates.