Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has expressed confidence that the All Progressives Congress, APC will win all the 44 chairmanship and 484 councillor seats in the ongoing local council elections taking place in the state.
The governor stated this shortly after casting his vote at his polling unit 008 at Ganduje town, Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, the ruling party will sweep all the seats considering the “massive turnout” he saw at the center.
He added that the party would win the elections through the ballot, not by force or intimidation.
“Is highly impressive how people turn out to vote and the election is generally peaceful. This shows that the election was accepted by all the people in Kano State.
“This gives us confidence especially as we don’t believe in a caretaker committee to be managing the local governments. Therefore, we must have elected officials to manage the affairs of our 44 local government areas.
“That is why we decided to conduct this election in the local government areas as the tenure of those elected three years ago has ended.
“From what obtains, you can see that people are orderly, the people are willing, the people are voting. There is no intimidation, there is no any harassment of anybody and they are voting the people they like.
“Our expectation is that we will win all the 44 local governments, including all the 484 councillors through ballot box and not through intimidation,” Mr Ganduje stated.
The governor also called on the people to vote wisely, assuring that those they voted for would serve them accordingly.
“The message to the people is that they should vote the people that they have confidence in and we assure them that those they vote for will work for them.
“It is a kind of franchise they are not being marginalised and they will get their dividend of democracy.
“So, we assure them that they should vote wisely and they will get the dividend of democracy,” Mr Ganduje added.