A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Alliance for Democratic Action (ADA), on Wednesday dismissed claims by a group that the just concluded gubernatorial primary election in Kano was marred by violence in which some people died and others were injured.
The CSO in a statement issued by the Alliance for Democratic Action, North-West zonal coordinator, Dahiru Alhassan Fagge in Kano alleged that “the surrogate group was used by a defeated aspirant in the primary election to discredit a peaceful primary in the country.”
Fagge said during the “conduct of Kano election, ADA officials observed that the police and other security agents maintained a watertight security and had no record of any attack or death during and after the exercise in any part of the metropolis.”
The zonal coordinator lamented that the group is yet to provide evidence that gives credence to the claims of breach of peace during the exercise.
He explained that “up till now, neither the CSO nor the lawmaker for whom it is apparently working for can say who was killed or injured and where.”
The signed statement noted that “At least if there were deaths as claimed, the lawmaker should have visited the bereaved for condolence or visited the injured at home or in the hospital to commiserate with them”.
Fagge stated that Sharada fully participated in the primary election covered live by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and three radio stations in the state.
The statement added that the lawmaker remained there with his security guards up till the time of vote counting, where no one has harassed him or made any attempt on his life or that of his supporters.
Group denounces CSO’s claim of violence during Kano gubernatorial primary election.