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APC, PDP to battle on Saturday’s re-run election in Jigawa



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By Yaseer Ahmad, Dutse


The two major political parties in Jigawa state, All Progressives Congress (APC ) and main opposition party People Democratic Party (PDP) have concluded all arrangements for the conduct of Saturday re-run election in Birnin Kudu/Buji federal constituency.


The political parties also promised to ensure peaceful conduct of the election adding that,they are all holds confidence of wining the election.


Speaking to news men shortly after the meeting of Planing and Election Strategic Committee of their party, the Jigawa state Chairman APC Hon Aminu Sani Gumel said, their party has concluded all plan to ensure victory in the rer-un election.


Hon Aminu explained that, APC is confidence of reclaiming the seat it lost as a result of INEC administrative mistake which allocated victory to PDP during the 2023 general election.


He noted that, the court verdict which nullified the said PDP victory and order for Re-run election which now INEC set to conduct on Saturday 3rd February will certainly give the electorates of the constituency chance to have their mandate back.


” As we are going out to reclaim our seat we will also make sure full complaince to the election act, we will not give chance for any act of violence at what ever form, and any body who dear to cause breach of peace we will report him to security from what ever political party he belong to”.


Our leader Goverror Malam Umar Namadi is the chief security of the state, he is always advocating for Jigawa people to be their brothers keepers, election is not do or die affairs, therefore it is our collective civic responsibility to support peaceful conduct of the election for progress and development of our dear state” APC Chairman declared.


Similarly the Jigawa state chairman People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Hon Aliyu Idris Diginsa sa’id, despite the court verdict which nullified their victory and order for re-run election at 8 poling Units, they are optimistic their candidate will retain the seat.


He noted that, democracy is a gem of the majority, and PDP has the majority in Birninkudu/ Buji Federal constituency and beyond, therefore they have confidence of maintaining their victory after the re-run.


Hon Diginsa than called on their members and supporters registered at the affected polling unit to come and vote for reaffirming PDP victory and the confidence they have on their candidate.


“We are also calling on our members to be law abiding citizen during and after the election as our party is a party of peace, we will give all necessary support to the security for maintaining law and order” Hon Diginsa

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