Kano APC demands removal of REC
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Kano State chapter, has demanded the immediate removal of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Amb. Abdu Zango.
The Chairman, Abdullahi Abbas, presented a petition to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office, yesterday, in Kano for delivery to its headquarters in Abuja.
Legal Adviser of the party, Abdul Fagge, who represented the chairman, insisted that the election should be declared inconclusive. He called for the immediate redeployment of Zango from Kano and investigate the circumstances behind the declaration of Abba Yusuf of New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) as winner of the March 18 governorship election in the state.
The letter reads: “The REC manifestly affirmed the allegations of partisanship, favouritism and rigging against him, when on March 20, 2023, he allegedly connived with the Returning Officer (RO) to declare Yusuf of NNPP as the winner of the governorship election, instead of declaring the election inconclusive.”
“In the polling units where election results were cancelled, the number of voters, who collected their Permanent Voter Card (PVC) is 273,442 votes, which number is more than twice the margin of win between the two main contenders in the election, which is just 128,897. The REC and the RO, thereby disenfranchised the 273,442 voters and acted contrary to the combined provisions of Section 24, 51 of the Electoral Act, 2022, Article 62 of the INEC Regulations and Guidelines for the Conduct of Election, 2022, and items 4.2.16, Note 32 at page 84 and item 6 of the table at page 93 of the Manual for Election Officials, 2022.”
With the forgoing claims, passed a no confidence vote in the Kano REC and demanded his immediate redeployment, in line with due process and the rule of law.