Fatimah Ganduje, daughter of the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has defended her father after the All Progressives Congress (APC) lost the September 19 governorship election in Edo State.
It will be recalled the Kano State governor, Ganduje headed the APC National Campaign Council for the Edo State governorship election on Saturday.
The APC and its candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, however, lost the election to Governor Godwin Obaseki who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Obaseki was declared the winner of the election by INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh after he polled 307,955 votes to defeat all other candidates including Ize-Iyamu who polled 223,619 votes.
Reacting after INEC declared the final results of the election, Ganduje took to her Twitter page on Sunday to defend her father’s track record as Governor, hailing his developmental projects in the state and challenged anybody in doubt to visit Kano and confirm what’s on ground there.
She wrote: “I am from Kano state and Oyo state and no matter what you say or think of Ganduje, he is one of the few elected officers who are actually implementing projects. Don’t argue with me, don’t waste your data, just go to KANO STATE and see for yourself.”
“The truth is, as Nigerians we should only consider work on ground. No one should say shit about Ganduje unless you have done equal or more work. Simple. He is not from Edo and kano as a state is above many.”
The truth is, as Nigerians we should only consider work on ground. No one should say shit about Ganduje unless you have done equal or more work. Simple. He is not from Edo and kano as a state is above many.
— Fatima Ganduje-Ajimobi (@FatimaGanduje) September 20, 2020
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Party (APC) in Edo State has alleged foul play in the September 19th Governorship election, but called on party members to stay calm while party leaders study the result and decide what is next.
In a release by the Chairman of the APC Media Campaign Council, Mr. John Mayaki, the party rejected the result, citing alleged strong-arm tactics.
The party, however, told its members to stay calm, thanking them for their support, and adding that party leaders were studying the result and would announce their decision and course of action as soon as possible.
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