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PDP will receive the shock of its life, says Ganduje

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Abdullahi Ganduje, governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will receive the “shock of its live” in the supplementary poll.

Abba Yusuf, candidate of the PDP, polled 1,014,353 votes ahead of Ganduje who secured 953,522 votes, leaving a margin of 26,655 votes.

But Bello Shehu, returning officer for the election, declared the poll inconclusive, citing the cancellation of over 100,000 votes across 172 polling units.

In a statement issued on his behalf by Muhammad Garba, commissioner of information, Ganduje said he remains the candidate to beat in the election.

The governor said the election was widely characterised by vote buying and voter intimidation.

Expressing commitment to a free and fair election, Ganduhe said all the loopholes that created the chance of rigging had been blocked.

‘’APC as a party has also re-strategized and very confident of victory because the local government areas where the rerun will take place remain the APC stronghold and the electorate in these areas have made up their mind to vote massively for the Governor they trust,” he said.

‘’The modest achievements recorded so far by the Ganduje administration have touched the lives of the people in all sectors of development and and also remain determined to continue if returned.”

Meanwhile, Yusuf has assured his supporters of victory in the supplementary election scheduled for March 23.

In a statement by his spokesman, Sanusi Dawakin-Tofa, Yusuf accused the ruling APC of tampering with the process.

“Kano people have seen glaringly, how the enemies of democracy who are high ranking officials of the state Government, including serving Deputy Governor, Nasiru Gawuna, Commissioner Murtala Garo and Nassaraw Local Government Chairman Lamin Sani Kawaji vandalized an election collation centre with a sole aim of truncating the declaration process to deny PDP’s victory,” the statement read.

“It is our prayer that all election offenders would be charged to courts at the earliest best time to serve as a deterrence for all anti democracy. We call on all supporters to remain calm, we are known to be peace lovers and so we shall remain, as we are very sure of victory during the rerun.

“Our supporters should not forget that PDP is already leading in the last count of the election and interestingly, the bye election would take place in the strongest areas of our party.”

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We’ll Not Condone Roadside Trading, Illegal Motor Parks in Kano – New MD KAROTA.

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Adamu Aminu, Kano.

The newly appointed managing director of Kano Roads Traffic Agency, Bappa Babba Dan-Agundi has honourably called on the roadside traders and illegal motor parks in Kano to vacate their present illegal spots of running their businesses to avoid the embarrassment of the law.

Dan-Agundi made the call while briefing newsmen at his office, on Friday, the first day of his assumption of office to head the traffic control agency.

He said roadside trading has become rampant and an eyesore in Kano, which has been a nuisance to passersby using the roadside pavement and also causing traffic congestion to motorist and other users plying the metropolitan roads.

“This trend will no longer be accepted and we’ll do everything within the scope of our official capacity to stop the anomaly, he added,

Adding that his agency will not spare the indiscriminate establishment of motor parks within the metropolitan area.

” Such quacks motor-parks patronised by gullible travellers are a menace and posing threat to passengers and their luggage, we’ll descend upon them in a nearby future” he confirmed.

Bappa Dan-Agundi further warns motorists and other roads users in Kano to desist from any form of tampering with the law while driving to avert fine that will serve as a deterrent to potentials defaulters.

He also enjoins the general public and all stakeholders to abide by the tenets of law to re-brand Kano city roads as rough-free driving and full of law-abiding roads users to the betterment of all and sundry.

Dan-Agundi was an Immediate Ex-majority leader of Kano State House of Assembly represented Kano Municipal constituency for a single four-year tenure.

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Kwankwaso’s Comic Utterances, Unwarranted. – Ex-Lawmaker.

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Adamu Aminu, Kano.

The Hon. Abubakar Zakari Muhammad, immediate erstwhile member of Tarauni constituency in Kano Assembly has urged the Senator, Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to look upon his fatherly status in the state and national political domain to desist from devaluing his personality, through making utterances capable of tarnishing his hard-earned calibre.

Hon. Zakari made the assertion while speaking exclusively to newsmen over the weekend in Kano.

He said, the erstwhile Senator seems to be taking pleasure out of sponsoring hour-long, simulcast live, program with various radio stations in Kano, backstabbing Ganduje’s and his laudable projects in the state.

” In view of the utterances been made by the Senator Kwankwaso in those radio programs, one would easily and clearly understand that the former governor is gripped with obscurity syndrome,” He said.

Hon. Zakari added that, it is unarguably known that Senator Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso is a hard-baked and consummate politician of national repute,
but he said “the way and manner he is comically responding to questions put to him is utterly disappointing and not in conformity with the status of the man of his calibre, close to thirty years of having political experiences.

He assert that, the former governor who is formerly known for sternly and irascible disposition, feared by his subordinates, but it has become trending and subjected to stylishly ridicule by the teeming press men interviewing him, whereby he comically responds randomly to the lowest ebb of his personality.

Adding that, Senator, Kwankwaso was a successful politician in almost all ramifications, but his misguided utterances has surely shown that he’s discontented and fell-short of realizing that God made him what he used to be, and he should let his successor on the corridor of power to heaved a sigh of relief.

“But still yet, he fails to comprehend that anything comes with time, and elapsed when everything reach its peak period” He added.

Hon. Abubakar, the flamboyant politician, who was part of the defunct Kano eighth Assembly urged the former Darfur envoy, to take solace, been a sure-footed politician who knows the sweety taste of election victory and swallows the bitter pills of defeat, and urged his die-hard loyalist to follow suite.

Adding that losing grip on power at the state and national levels, should not be a matter of disorientation to the extent of losing hard-earned credibility through unwarranted statements.

At last, Hon. Abubakar Zakari Muhammad fondly called ‘Habu P.A.’ urged urged fellow politicians to recall that God gives power and takes it to whom he wishes at any appointed time.

Emphasizing that hard times are not forever, and life is always not a bed of roses.

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Emir Sanusi Sacks Jumat Mosque Imam

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Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, has ordered the removal of Malam Salihu Muhammed, the Chief Imam of Limawa Jumat mosque in Kumbotso Local government Area of the state.
Muhammed’s sack is with immediate effect.

Muhammed was accused of flouting the monarch’s instructions on moon sighting and the eventual Eid prayer at the end of Ramadan fasting. The Chief Imam was said to have sighted the moon by himself and conducted his own prayer a day after that of the Emir who doubles as both traditional and spiritual head of the Emirates.

The Emir lamented that the Imam did the same thing last year and was warned against it.

Sanusi, however, said that the Chief Imam was sacked for being adamant. He added that Muhammed repeated the same action this year despite being warned against it last year.

Sanusi said he had no option but to replace him.

The sacked Imam has kept mum, refusing to comment on the matter.

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