By Abubakar Yunusa, Abuja
The Coalition of Democracy Monitors for Credible Elections (CDMCE), has called on the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to investigate alleged cases of political thuggery and violence on gubernatorial aspirant, Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada and his supporters at the APC primary election in Kano.
The convener of CDMCE, Comrade Balarabe Rufai, made the call during press conference, on Tuesday in Abuja.
He said, “We are disturbed by the level of uncontrolled desperation expressed in the use of brutal means by some Kano politicians backed by government to sway delegates to their sides and intimidate opponents.
“We invite the attention of the Kano state police command and leadership of the APC on the need to seriously investigate and punish the perpetrators and also to immediately nullify the so-called primary election that was marred by a lot of irregularities, vote buying and intimidation”.
He also demanded other security agencies conduct urgent and thorough investigation into Sharada’s petition that he received news of attack on his supporters while he was at the venue of the election and that thugs were hired to kill him, forcing him to rush to the hospital where the victims were received.