Katsina bye election: Conduct credible election or dent Buhari’s image – PDP, Shema tells FG, INEC


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Katsina State has told the Federal government and Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to conduct a free, fair and credible election during the Saturday’s bye election into the Katsina North Senatorial district or portray the President, Muhammadu Buhari in a bad light.

The former Governor of Katsina State and PDP leader in the state, Ibrahim Shehu Shema stated this during the party rally to mark the end of the campaign of it party flagbearer, Kabir Babba Kaita in Kankia, Katsina State on Thursday.

According to Shema, “if the election to be conducted by INEC is not credible it will only portray the ruling APC in bad light bearing in mind that the election is taking place in President Muhammadu Buhari senatorial district.

“We call on the Federal Government to ensure that free and fair election based on the rule of law take place on Saturday August 11 during the Daura senatorial district bye election,” Shema said.

He continued when he said PDP is sure of victory if a level playing ground is provided during the election.

Shena also reminded the people of the area the legacy of good governance left behind by his administration while calling on them to reciprocate the gesture by voting for the PDP candidate, Kabir at the forthcoming election.

Also at the venue of the rally, the former Governor of Kano State, Senator Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso urged the people of the state to see the election as that between deceit which the ruling APC represents and the truth which the PDP stands for.

Senator Kwankwaso who is among the APC senators that recently defected to PDP recently told the electorates not to subscribe to the lies of the ruling APC by ensuring they cast their votes for PDP candidate during the election.

Similarly, former Governor of Jigawa State who is also PDP presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido said it is irony for President Muhammadu Buhari to be saying he is not corrupt while his aides and loyalists are corrupt which makes him definitely leader of corrupt people.

The National Secretary of PDP,  Senator Umar Ibrahim Tsauri said the people of the senatorial district to resist any form of electoral rigging and ensure they  defend their votes during and after the election.



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