Days to LG elections: KANSIEC Fails To Disqualify Alleged Drug Addicts Candidates


The  Kano State Independent Electoral Commission, (KANSIEC) is yet to fulfill its promise of disqualifying candidates found to be engaging in illicit drugs, about 10 days to the local government elections in the state.

Recall that the state Commandant of National  Drug Law Enforcement Agency  (NDLEA), Dr Ibrahim Abdul had announced that his office had after screening the chairmanship contestants found six candidates to be guilty of using illicit drugs.

Dr Ibrahim Abdul said, “we have submitted the names of those found culpable in Drug addiction to the state government and are waiting to receive new names for further clearance.”

However, few days to the January 2021 local government elections in Kano both KANSIEC and the State Government are yet to issue any statement on the findings of the NDLEA.

The Chairman of the electoral body, Professor Garba  Ibrahim  Sheka, had earlier promised that anybody found to be engaging in drug addiction and contesting the local government elections would be disqualified.

More so, all efforts to speak to the State chairman of the electoral body Professor Sheka proved abortive, while those found wanting as far the drug test is concerned continue their political activities.

In the same vein, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), loyal to former Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso who are said to be recognized by the National Headquarters of the party have threatened to take legal actions should  the party logo be used in the coming election.

This is coming as Ambassador Aminu Wali faction of the party insists that they will participate in the election after the Kwankwasiyya movement faction has announced that they will boycott it.

The Organizing Secretary of the PDP Kwankwasiyya faction, Sunusi Sirajo Kwankwaso said “Anybody found using our logo will have to answer Court invitation because we are ready to go to Court to defend our party, the simple reason is that we are not participating in the election as the duly recognized leaders of the party in Kano by both the court and the National Headquarters of the Party”.

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