Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on Wednesday insisted President Muhammadu Buhari deserved to win Saturday’s presidential election in the state by a big margin.
According to Ganduje those questioning the outcome of the poll are “unserious” and “anti-democratic”.
Buhari polled 1,464,768 votes to win in Kano while his main challenger Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party scored 391,593 to come second.
However, some people believe the result might have been manipulated in favour of Buhari.
But speaking in Abuja on Wednesday, Ganduje dismissed those expressing such doubts.
He spoke with journalists soon after he paid Buhari a visit at the State House to congratulate him on his victory.
He said, “First of all, they are not serious people; they are people who are anti-democratic.
“If you had seen how the elections were conducted, I think everybody would agree that INEC tried very well. Although there was low voter turnout, because we were expecting to get much more than that, the election were fair and free. Those who say we couldn’t have got that much are ignorant of Kano politics.”
He said Buhari’s victory was a good omen for the APC ahead of the March 9 governorship poll. Ganduje is seeking a second term on the platform of the APC.
He admitted that he was unable to deliver the five million votes he promised the President, blaming the failed promise on the low turnout.
The governor said, “My chances are very high and you can see the beginning of it with the presidential elections.
“We gave Mr President the highest number votes; the three senators are back, 24 House of Representatives members out of 24 have succeeded. What else are you expecting? That is the foundation.
“Another thing is that Mr President has done a lot of work in Nigeria and in Kano and as a government we have done a lot in Kano State.
“If there was a negative reaction, we would have seen it from the presidential election. That is why I say we are heading for a huge success in Kano both in the governorship and state House of Assembly elections.”