Group con­demns Jonathan’s al­le­ga­tions on Gov Kwankwaso

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Ibrahim Musa Giginyu, Kano

Coali­tion of youths and stu­dents in Kano State yes­ter­day, con­demned the al­le­ga­tions lev­eled against Gover­nor Rabiu Musa Kwankawso of Kano by Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan.

The group said youths in the state are sat­is­fied with the level of de­vel­op­ment brought to the state by the present ad­min­is­tra­tion.

The state­ment jointly signed by the sec­re­tary gen­eral, Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­rian Stu­dents (NANS), Com­rade Ali Ab­dul­lahi Lamma, chair­man Kano chap­ter of Na­tional Youth Coun­cil of Nigeria, Com­rade Ab­dul­hadi Zubairu Chula, di­rec­tor mo­bi­liza­tion, Kano State Youth Stake­holder’s fo­rum, Balarabe Rufa’i among four oth­ers stated that the Pres­i­dent’s ac­tion dur­ing his visit to Kano breached Nigeria’s elec­toral Act. They called on the In­de­pen­dent Na­tional Elec­toral Com­mis­sion (INEC) to spell out ap­pro­pri­ate sanc­tions on the Pres­i­dent for pub­li­cally ad­mit­ting of­fer­ing bribe and grat­i­fi­ca­tion to del­e­gates through his cam­paign of­fice in Abuja.

“The al­le­ga­tions lev­eled against Kano State gover­nor are base­less and we are sat­is­fied with the level of achieve­ments recorded so far. How­ever, it is im­per­a­tive to note that, Pres­i­dent Jonathan has openly con­fessed to have of­fered bribe and grat­i­fi­ca­tion to del­e­gates an act con­sid­ered as a breach of elec­toral Act. There­fore, it is ex­pected that INEC chair­man, Pro­fes­sor At­tahiru Jega should spell out ap­pro­pri­ate sanc­tions on the Pres­i­dent”, the group said.

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