El-Rufai Accuses A Northwest Governor Of Writing Election Results | Read More


El-Rufai Accuses A Northwest Governor Of Writing Election Results | Read More

Former Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has accused a northwest Governor of writing election results instead of conducting free and fair elections.

El-Rufai while delivering a lead paper at a capacity-building workshop for top officials of the Borno State government on Monday, said the governor, whom he didn’t disclose his name approached him (when he was governor) on how to conduct free and fair elections, but instead of heeding the advice given to him, the Northwest Governor went ahead to “write election results as usual.”

In his words;

“While I was the Governor of Kaduna State, I introduced electronic voting and conducted local government election with it. After the election, we lost about three to four local government areas to the opposition, because of the credibility of the election.

And because we were transparent in the election, some of those opposition candidates decamped to our party because of our fairness in the election.

“I remember that one governor from the Northwest who loved the conduct of the election through electronic voting asked me to assist him with the technology I used in the election, but because it has the state logo, I told him that it would not cost more than 10,000 US dollars, so that he can get the equipment to conduct his state LGA election electronically.

But after that conversation, I did not hear from him again, he went back home and conducted his election by writing the results as usual”.