Come to our aid, women beg FG
Coalition of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)-accredited domestic and foreign observers for the 2023 governorship election in Kano State has warned political gladiators to desist from truncating the will of Kano people.
The group, made up of seven civil society organisations, maintained that INEC declaration of New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) candidate, Abba Yusuf, as the winner of that election represents the voice of the people and consistent with their observation in the field.
On their part, Kano women have cried out to the Federal Government to allow justice prevail in Kano, as they would have no home and their children would have no school to attend, if problems escalate.
Addressing the press, yesterday, the Director-General, Centre for Credible Leadership and Citizens Awareness (CCLCA), Dr. Gabriel Nwambu, faulted the Kano election Tribunal’s ruling.
He noted that Justice Flora Azinge, one of the justices of the House of Assembly tribunal, raised the alarm over alleged attempt to offer N10 million to one of his staff, with the intention to subvert justice in the proceedings of the tribunal.
According to him, this implies that there has been an unprecedented attempt to subvert justice and the wish of Kano electorate.
The group also expressed shock over the tribunal’s ruling bordering on the disqualification of the Kano governor, who is a member of NNPP.
They were also dismayed over the nullification of over 100,000 valid votes, which, they argued, was an integral part of the power exercised by the electorate, as enshrined in the Constitution.
Calling for caution, the observee noted how the spate of coup d’etat in Africa spread very fast and advised the political elite to look beyond their personal gains and focus on unity and coexistence in the country.
Groups in the coalition include Centre for Credible Leadership and Citizens Awareness, Pan African Women Projects, African Union and Organisation For Justice and Equity.
The rest areIntercontinental Leadership Initiative, Global Centre For Conscious Living Against Corruption and Initiative For Voter Awareness and Electoral Reform