The senator representing Kano Central senatorial district, Sen. Rab’iu Musa Kwankwaso, has called on residents to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner during the March 23 supplementary elections in the state.
Kwankwaso, a former Governor of the state, made the call in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Binta Spikin.
The ex-governor was reacting to allegations by the Kano State Government that he has mobilised his supporters to cause mayhem in the state during the polls.
According to the Commissioner for Information and Culture, Garba Muhammad, “It is no longer secret that Senator Rabi’u Kwankwaso has seen the March 23 supplementary election as a war he is not ready to lose.
“His recent utterances indicate his ability to incite and cause violence in the state before, during and after the election. It is on record that Senator Kwankwaso has continued to mobilise his followers to cause chaos and mayhem in Kano all in the name of election, even though he is not a candidate in the contest.”
However, Kwankwaso distanced himself from any plot to disrupt the electoral process.
The statement read, “Sen Rabiu Kwankwaso calls on all people of Kano, cutting across political divides to conduct themselves peacefully while voting for the candidate of thier choice, in this weekend’s rerun elections.
“As is well known, Senator Kwankwaso believes in Kano and is concerned about the fate of its teeming youth which informed his people- oriented projects and programmes while he was the Governor of Kano.
“He asks the populace to ignore all negative media articles attributed to him, especially those premised on throwing the state into choas.
“The Senator believes that in a free and fair election, the PDP would win, as it had in the previous weeks. Hence a rerun will not in anyway hamper the fortunes of Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf (the PDP governorship candidate).
“The Senator prays for the peaceful conduct of the election while he urges security agencies to be on the look out so that the relative peace enjoyed by the State is not hindered.”