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Supplementary Election: Kano Gov.-elect warns against use of public funds

By Aminu Garko
Kano, April 14, 2023
The Kano State Gov.-elect, Malam Abba Yusuf, has again issued a Public Advisory on alleged use of public funds to finance the Saturday 15 supplementary elections in the state.
This is contained in a statement issued on Friday in Kano by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor-elect, Mr. Sanusi Dawakin-Tofa.
The statement said: “We are in possession of credible information that Kano State Government has directed the release of N61 million to Doguwa, over N60 million to Nasarawa, over N60 million to Wudil Lical Government Areas for the supplementary elections.
“While other local government councils are also listed to receive hundreds of millions of Naira to fund the elections.”
The statement said that the money was released solely for sponsoring political thugs to unleash violence on the innocent citizens and residents during the supplementary elections in the state.
“We wish to again caution all the local government chairmen and their management staff to as a matter of responsibility distance themselves and ensure that all public funds already released are not used for such purposes and returned to the appropriate coffers.
“While appreciating the good samaritan who came forward to confide in us some evil plans to be visited on the good people of Kano state ahead of the April 15 supplementary elections,” it warned that any body found wanting on this scandal will face the necessary action at the most appropriate time.

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