Bashir Ahmad, former aide to President Muhammadu Buhari who lost in the just concluded House of Representatives primary election in Kano State, has shared video evidence backing his claim that the election was rigged.
AbaCityBlog reported that Ahmad, an APC aspirant for Gaya, Ajingi, Albasu federal constituency in Kano State, was allegedly chased out of the primary election venue by political thugs.
Taken to the social media to vent his anger, the former President’s aide on media said he had to leave the election venue over the security of the delegates.
“As an aspirant, I left the venue of primary election for Gaya, Ajingi and Albasu Federal Constituency, because of the security of our majority delegates, if want to compete with the best, thugs shouldn’t be part of any election. A dakace mu!,” Ahmad says on a Facebook post.
Ahmad also rejected the outcome of the election, citing manipulation and rigging. He vowed to challenge the outcome of the election in court.
In a new footage posted on his verified twitter page, the video showed some men signing a paper, presumably the ballot paper which the delegates use in casting cast their votes.
“Just a glimpse of what happened during the so-called primaries in my constituency,” Ahmad said. Adding that “Scoring a single vote must have even been a miracle.”
He further stressed that, “There are much more to what was seen here. Exploring all the possible and legal ways to reclaim our mandate.”
Just a glimpse of what happened during the so-called primaries in my constituency. Scoring a single vote must have even been a miracle. There are much more to what was seen here. Exploring all the possible and legal ways to reclaim our mandate.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) May 29, 2022