The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje has revealed how the state Police Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Wakili allegedly assisted the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to rig the March 9 governorship election in the state.
Ganduje claimed that Wakili gave the opposition protection while they rigged during the just-concluded governorship election in the state.
Speaking with Daily Trust, the governor condemned the Commissioner of Police for arresting his deputy during the election period.
According to Ganduje: “He was giving them protection. He had no right to arrest a deputy governor. In fact, we could have taken him to the court for doing that because he went against the constitution, particularly because the deputy governor has immunity.
“Our supporters were sighted in that particular collation centre, so the deputy governor went to tell them that they should leave the place, not knowing that the commissioner of police had already dispersed them. And he allowed the opponents to come in.
“So, when the deputy governor went in, instead of him to see our supporters he fell in the hands of the opposition. So he was biased. A member of the House of Reps was also arrested. Two elected local government chairmen were arrested and taken to the police station. And we did not hear that any important person from the PDP was arrested. Is it not a bias?
“During the main election he did not behave that way. I told him not to allow Kwankwaso go to Bebeji because of his utterances, but he said he had already given him permission. I said he could revoke it because there would be security challenges, but he refused.
“He allowed him to go and many people were killed during the presidential election and no arrest was made. Up till now, he hasn’t even found out who killed the people. I told him that if he abide by my advice, nobody would have lost his life. That’s why I told you that he was biased.”