The Kano State chapter of the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, is set to challenge Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in court over his victory in the gubernatorial election.
The state’s Chairman of the CUPP, Alhaji Muhammad Abdullahi Raji stated this while addressing journalists on the outcome of the rerun election that saw Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC) victorious.
Raji said the coalition, comprising 42 political parties, had concluded arrangements to take legal action regarding the election.
He said: “Thuggery and vote-buying were reported in almost all the polling units where the re-run was conducted. There were also reports of loss of lives and other election malpractices under the watch of INEC and security officials.
“It is evident that INEC and security agencies were compromised. It is clear that the level of violence recorded during the March 9, gubernatorial election that led to the cancellation of some polling units is far less than what was recorded during the 23rd March rerun poll, yet the electoral body turned a blind eye on the happenings by accepting and announcing the results.
“To our dismay, the worst disheartening issue is that card reader was not used during the election,” he alleged.