At the Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state, the Kano State Police Command made an arrest on a 45-year-old man who was in possession of 29 Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).
SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the command’s spokesman, told Daily Trust that the suspect was Tasiu Abdullahi of the Hayin Hago area of Dawakin Tofa LGA.
According to Kiyawa, the suspect has been transferred to the command’s Criminal Investigation Department, where an investigation is currently underway. Following that, the suspect will be brought before a court.
In the meantime, the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has claimed that the suspect who was detained by the police is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and was allegedly working under the orders of Abba Ganduje, the son of the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, who is running for the House of Representatives seat in the Dawakin Tofa/Tofa/Rimin Gado federal constituency. Abba Ganduje is running for
In a statement, the NNPP Chief Campaign spokesperson Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa claimed that the suspect had admitted that the younger Ganduje had asked him to collect the PVCs in order to process the empowerment of N10,000 for each PVC owner.
He stated that Barr, the state’s legal adviser, was in charge of the party’s legal team. Bashir Yusuf Tudunwazirchi to investigate the situation and ensure that the suspect is brought before a court with sufficient jurisdiction so that he or she can face the full force of the law.
Alhaji Shehu Maigari, the APC’s state deputy chairman, said, though he wasn’t aware of the change, the NNPP’s claim was unfounded because of the new electoral system, which says no one can vote with more than one PVC.
He stated that the opposition is holding onto anything they can to “cry over their impending defeat” during campaign season.