Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, says the disqualification of Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki from contesting in the June 22All Progressives Congress governorship primary in the state is in order.
Ganduje, who spoke on Monday during a media parley to mark Democracy Day, described the political crisis in Edo State as “normal in any democratic dispensation”, adding, “The APC is being conscious of the legal implications that may follow after the elections.”
Obaseki was disqualified from the primary last week by the APC screening committee and this was upheld by the Appeals Committee of the party.
According to Ganduje, however, “Other political parties are also embroiled in crisis but, as far as this (Edo) issue is concerned, we are more worried about legality. We have to follow rules and regulations while conducting our affairs for the election.
“We believe the national headquarters, as far as Kano State is concerned is doing all what it takes for the success of the APC in the Edo election.
“The party is also mindful that all the procedures are followed and we believe we will win the election because there is a high degree of mobilisation, and as such we are conscious of legal issues, pertaining to elections.
“We are all aware of how the APC won the election in Bayelsa state, and due to legal issues, we lost that election. So, the party is fully conscious of that. The party does not want to overlook certain issues. As far as election procedures are concerned, we are following our party’s constitution and manifesto, we are following the electoral law; we are following the Nigerian constitution in trying to manage electoral issues in the party, which is very important.”