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Kano APC guber primary: Coalition calls for investigation into Sha’aban Sharada’s claims

The Coalition of Democracy Monitors for Credible Election (CDMCE) has revealed that it is unfortunate the way and manner that politicians resorted to use of thugs and other brutal means during the conducts of governorship primaries especially that of Kano state APC.

In a statement issued in Kano and signed by the Coalition Convener Balarabe Rufa’i, the group states that it is worried on the reported incidences of brutality meted on the supporters of APC gubernatorial aspirant, Hon Sha’aban Ibrahm Sharada.

The statement said it is quite worrisome the allegation that some of the youths that supported the contestant were brutally attacked by hired mob resulting in the killing of some of them.

According to the statement, the Coalition wants the Nigeria Police Force and related security agencies to conduct urgent and thorough investigation into aspirant claims that He received information of attack when he was at the venue of the primaries.

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‘’And also on the assertion made by the aspirant that on his arrival at the party primary venue that his security personnel were asked to step aside from escorting him to the election venue among other claims made by the aspirant, ‘according to the statement.

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‘We invite the attention of the Kano state police command and leadership of the APC to the need to seriously investigate and punish the perpetrators and also to immediately nullify the so-called primary election which was marred with a lot of irregularities, vote buying and intimidation.’’

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We also give notice that we have made similar representations to International Human Rights Commission of the United Nations and international development agencies and other relevant bodies calling for their immediate intervention to avert a bloody 2023 election in Kano and other places, ” it said.

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