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2023: Kano APC Guber Primary: Sha’aban Sharada rejects result

Kano state All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant, Hon Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada has described the party’s state governorship primary as an act marred with a lot of irregularities, vote buying and intimidation.

With this , Sharada said he rejects out rightly the outcome of the primary and calls for the nullification of the election.

Solacebase reports that the Kano APC governorship primary election was held on Thursday at Sani Abacha indoor Stadium.

Sharada , a federal lawmaker  and Chairman, House Committee, National Security and Intelligence, in a statement issued on Friday, explained that during the proceeding of the primaries, it was by the special grace of God that he escaped unhurt from the venue of the primaries. “ I narrowly escaped an assassination attempt, during our party Gubernatorial primary election that took place today in Kano. Few minutes to the commencement of the exercise, I was cautioned by a security personnel not to come to the venue of the election and at the same time, I received a text message from the primary election committee chairman in person of Senator Tijjani Kaura urging me to be at the venue to start the election. To my surprise, the security personnel deployed from Abuja were asked to step down from escorting me to the election venue,” Sharada said in the statement.

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He added that many of his supporters were attacked and in the process some of them lost their lives.

“While the exercise continues, there were further plans to use thugs and end my life on my exit from the venue. Later, I equally received another intelligence report that those thugs already attacked, killed and injured many of my supporters and that prompted me to quickly leave the venue and proceeded to the hospital where they were receiving medical attention. Thus; for me the soul of one person is more valuable then to become a Governor,” he said.

“To this end, I am calling on the security agencies and our great party to seriously investigate and punish the perpetrators and also to immediately nullify the so-called primary election that was marred with a lot of irregularities, vote buying and intimidation, this did not reflect the ideal of our great party and true democracy. While assuring our teeming supporters that we will continue with the struggle of reclaiming and restoring the respect and dignity of our state, this attempt will not discourage me to stop the good work we are doing,” he affirmed.

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