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2023: Noodles, Spaghetti Used To Buy Votes – Lamido Threatens Legal Action




The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Jigawa state, Mustapha Sule Lamido, has claimed that vote-buying characterized last Saturday’s governorship election.

Recall that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Malam Umar Namadi, had won the 2023 Jigawa State gubernatorial election.

The state Returning Officer of the election, Professor Zayyanu Umar, announced this at state collation centre in Dutse, the state capital.

The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Birnin Kebbi said Alhaji Namadi won the election with 618,449 votes to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Mustapha Sule Lamido, votes, who scored 368,726 votes.

Reacting in an interview on the Hausa Service of the BBC on Wednesday, Lamido claimed that voters during the just concluded governorship election in the state were allegedly bribed with spaghetti, noodles to vote, saying his party would meet and decide on taking legal action over the election result.

According to him, ”I thank the people of Jigawa state who came out en masse to vote for me. I thank them for their love and I appeal for calm and patience.

”Our party leadership would sit and decide on the next line of action.

”I was born in a political family. Meeting the needs of the people is what I know. To work for the people. Our people, the youth, men and women are suffering.

“I’m not discouraged by the outcome of the election. In fact, I’m even motivated to start anew.It’s sad that the security agencies were complicit.”

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Lamido stated that they would not allow the politics of bribing the gullible electorates with Sphagetti and noodles to be the vehicle through which the people’s destiny would be mortgaged.