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2023: Kano APC plans big to counter the opposition



 2023 Kano APC plans big to counter the opposition

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Government elected on its platform in Kano State, have come a long way in their delivery of quality leadership and dividends of democracy to the people of the state.

Since its assumption of power in 2015,the APC has been fulfilling its campaign promises to the people of the State by implementing programmes such as sustainable healthcare,youths and women economic empowerment, economy, rural transformation and water supply.

The people of the state,having immensely benefited from these laudable development programmes implemented by the Administration of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, are, therefore, yearning for their continuation and consolidation.

Such yearnings are being enthusiastically expressed by the people through the traditional mass media, the social media,and at campaign rallies as witnessed recently in Gaya,Albasu and Ajingi when the Gawauna/Garo governorship campaign was successfully flagged off.

To ensure this much-sought after continuity and consolidation,the APC under the able leadership of Hon.Abdullahi Abbas, is resolutely determined to remove all obstacles and/or manipulative machinations that might stand between it and victory in the State, come the 2023 Governorship election.

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And this is why the party is mobilising over one million youths across the 44 Local Government Areas, particularly in the metropolitan areas, to prevent the repeat of the 2019 inconclusive election in the state.

The Spokesperson for the Gawuna/Garo Campaign Council and Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, gave the assurance in a statement issued to Newsmen on Saturday.

Malam Garba says that the APC wants to ensure that the 2023 governorship contest is concluded in the first round of the election,so as to leave no room for Inconclusive poll.

He said that in 2019, members of the leading opposition party then, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), most of them are now in the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), perfected electoral malfeasance that led to the declaration of the election as inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

“On the day of the election, members of the opposition mobilised their youths in the early hours of the day who engaged in massive vote buying, over voting, vote stuffing and even violence, particularly in the metropolitan local government areas of the state.

“In many polling units, the ballot boxes were found filled with ballot papers, some forcefully snatched from INEC staff or received from officials sympathetic to the opposition.

“After counting, most of the boxes were found to have contained ballot papers higher than the number of registered voters in the units. That was why INEC declared the election inconclusive,” he said further.

Malam Garba also noted that the opposition’s orchestration of rigging machine was so glaring in the 2019 governorship election that in some polling units, no voter had the courage to cast his or her vote secretly, talk less of voting for his choice, other than the PDP then for fear of intimidation.

He said the massive rigging could also be seen vividly in the first round of the election, when PDP then failed to win any seat outside the areas they perfected the rigging except in two places one of which later decamped back to the APC.

The campaign council spokesperson pointed out that the APC had learnt that the leading opposition party now, the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), is planning to operate yet another rigging machine considering its daily loss of membership and the apparent utter hopelessness to win the 2023 governorship election.

“We understand that because of the apparent loss of hope and fear for failure, their state of despair has reached the extent that they are now considering working with another opposition party to contest election with the APC,” he stated.

Malam Garba further explained that what the ruling APC had done in the last seven years in terms of development programmes such as healthcare, youth and women economic empowerment, economy, rural transformation and water supply were enough to deserve continuity.

While further enlisting the support of the people of Kano State to support the APC for the continuation of it’s laudable development programmes, he said the administration of Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna would consolidate on the achievements of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

Malam Garba pointed out that the APC would resist and dismantle all rigging machines to be perfected by the NNPP and checkmate any plot to manipulate or highjack the electoral process.

He charged members of the APC, its teeming supporters and true democrats in the state to remain steadfast in resisting the NNPP and its manipulative tendencies.

Analytically,the APC’s planned mobilisation of more than one million Kano youths is timely as it is imperative, as will exhibit the strength of the party and thwart any moves by the opposition, particularly the NNPP, to rig the all-important election.

The success of the recent one-million-man Permanent Voter Card(PVC) match for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Kano is still fresh in the minds of the people of the state who showed the rest of Nigeria that the APC is very much alive and strong, up here.

The APC in Kano State,going by its impressive pedigree, has all it takes to win the Governorship election, and indeed,the Presidential, National Assembly and State Assembly elections,come 2023.

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