The Peoples Democratic Party has withdrawn from the forthcoming Local Government Elections in Kano State.
The opposition party noted that the electoral process which lacks credibility would be manipulated by the state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.
The party added that the Ganduje administration which stole its mandate in 2019 would not allow a free and fair election in the state having undermined the Independence of the State Independent Electoral Commission.
The development was disclosed by the Kano State PDP caretaker Committee Umar Danladi Abdulhamid Tabarin Kagara, while speaking with newsmen.
He said, “his Party and indeed the People of Kano cannot quickly forget how Ganduje and the APC in connivance with Electoral Officials used hoodlums and political thugs to disenfranchise the people’s wishes in 2019”.
He noted that election is not a do or die affairs, hence the need to withdraw from the election.
“How can a party manipulate and subvert its own party Constitution just to impose preferred candidates in its primary election be able to conduct a free and fair general election that will treat the opposition parties fairly?”
“An election that is prearranged to serve as payback for Governor Ganduje cronies can be everything but not credible and we will be naive and presume to think that we will have a level playing ground as opposition”.
“Moreover it is on record that a ridiculous amount of money N2.3 Billion is allocated for the predetermined shoddy local governments elections exercise, to this the PDP will not partake in an exercise which is aimed at siphoning the Same Resource we resist any attempts to use us to assert credibility on venture aimed at looting Kano Treasury”.