The Kano state Commissioner for Local Government and Community Development, Alhaji Murtala Sule Garo has accused a former House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan and Rep. Nasiru Sule Garo of destroying the result sheets of Gama ward in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state during the governorship poll.
The commissioner, who was widely accused of disrupting the collation process at the ward, denied the allegation and accused supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of destroying the result sheet.
Garo alleged that he was manhandled by PDP supporters at Nasarawa Local Government collation centre in their bid to stop him from gaining access to the venue, saying his clothes were torn in the ensuing melee.
He said before himself and the deputy governor arrived at the collation centre, after they got information that some PDP members were at the centre trying to disrupt the process, Farouk Lawan, Rep. Nasiru Sule Garo and other PDP stalwarts were seen tearing the result sheets without resistance from anyone, including the security agents manning the collation centre.
His words: “It is not true. These people, the PDP people, I can name some of them: Farouk Lawan, Nasiru Sule Garo and other members of PDP went to Nasarawa Local Government collation centre, assaulted the INEC officer and tore the entire result sheets of the local government. The INEC officer has reported that which you are aware of.
“This commissioner of police has been compromised and is selective and we are not going to take it anymore because he has not been fair to us at all. We were informed by our party agents, that some PDP stalwarts were tearing result sheets of the contentious Gama ward.
“That is what prompted the deputy governor, who is from Nasarawa to rush to the collation centre in an attempt to get firsthand information.”