The outcome of the Saturday, March 23 make-up election in Kano State has drawn divergent views from members of the public.
Following the declaration of the incumbent governor Abdullahi Ganduje as winner of the polls; observers, opposition parties and election monitors have reacted that the election was characterized by violence, widespread rigging, ballot box snatching, vote buying, and stuffing and have therefore, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to scrap future supplementary elections in the country.
Platinum.ng had earlier reported that Ganduje of the All Progressive Congress (APC) polled a total of 45,876 votes, while Abba Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got 10,239 votes in the supplementary election which held in 28 local government areas of the state.
Below are reactions trailing the result from Nigerians on Twitter:
@GovUmarGanduje you should be ashamed of ur self u steal people money, kill them, encourage thuggery, and still celebrate with stolen mandate, ‘weldon’ ur name will b written with golden pen #Gandollar #Ganduje
adetutu olatoyese @olatoflex
The election of Plateau, Sokoto, Benue are perfect but only that of kano is rigging, Nigerians why can’t we accept defeat. #Ganduje
Efe Nathaniel @gistsstack
“Elections will be canceled in states where PDP is leading on the grounds of violence then the rerun will be more violent yet INEC won’t cancel elections the APC candidate will declared” #Ganduje
adekola damilola @adekoladammy
Osun formula worked again in kano but we all know osun formula doesn’t last @OfficialPDPNig will definitely get their mandate back, the people should be calm and let the court decides #Ganduje
Alfred Olufemi @iam_alfred1
I don’t have any problem with Gaduje’s victory. Of course, everyone has his/her own way of winning in Nigeria politics. He chose violence. My worries is the silence and inactiveness of the FG and @MBuhari despite the bloodshed witnessed. #Ganduje
#Ganduje Election in kano and it outcome shows a clear cut that the voice of the people still count..Nigeria politician can’t do away with bribery but the moment they still intensify effort to develop the society life continues..Capital project is a means to acquire funds…
Lai Parody @LaiMohammed2
Congrats H.E #Ganduje I wish next level of Dollarization. people of Kano have made their choice
Kano people it’s disheartening what happened to you last Saturday but you brought it upon yourself. The day you voted for Buhari was the day you voted for #Ganduje
A massive election fraud where no one agreed with you, you forced yourself on people #Ganduje
Where is @JaafarSJaafar? You can keep releasing more of those #Ganduje videos and let see if it will take you to the promise land. The other day you were calling for universal suffrage against Nigerians. You’re a sell out Juno with high level of shamelessness.
GODWIN WILSON @godwinCharisma
Deep down in #Ganduje’s mind he knows he has committed atrocities but at the moment, can’t be stopped. I believe he is regretting all his actions. The worst thing that can happen to one is killing of your own brothers. I thought he should have learnt that politics is not doORdie
Abdullahi A. Baba @Abdullahiababa
Its unfortunate for being the same state with this clueless governor of kano #ganduje, who give the whole security of kano to thugs in yesterday’s #KanoRerun its unfair wallahi… #KanoRerunMustBeCancelled
Halyma Sadeea @callhersj
#Ganduje is a disgrace to Kano State and to Nigeria. What happened in Kano today is heartbreaking. May Allah console the families of those who lost their lives to this terrible act.
Baba fesfes @babafes2
Now that #Ganduje look set to rule Kano for another 4yrs @officialEFCC does not have power to prosecute him due to immunity clause he enjoy @MBuhari will ever remain #Maigaskiya (which we already know he is) because his tenure will come to end the same time wit that of Ganduje
Massive rigging #Ganduje