Abdullahi Ganduje, the Governor of Kano State, on Monday, November 21, claimed that the votes the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) got from one local government area in his state (Nasarawa Local Government) in 2019 were more than what the party got from the entire Southeast geopolitical zone votes.
Ganduje made this claim during his appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
The Governor argued that Peter Obi’s emergence as the Labour Party (LP) candidate in the 2023 presidential election would not affect the chances of APC but those of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“What is our political investment in the Southeast? The votes we got from Nasarawa Local Government in Kano Metropolitan Area was much higher than the total votes APC got in the entire five states of the Southeast,” he said during the Television show.
“So, you can see that if there is any problem politically in the Southeast, it is the PDP that will suffer the brush. So, the emergence of Obi from the Southeastern part of this country I think it’s the votes of PDP that he will snatch away and is already snatching away.”
According to the results of the 2019 presidential election, Kano gave APC the highest number of votes in 2019 with a million votes. The number of votes the party got to win Nasarawa Local Government stood at 84,289.
On the other hand, APC had 494,694 votes in the entire Southeast with the breakdown as follows:
Abia – 85,058 votes
Anambra – 33,298 votes
Ebonyi – 90,726 votes
Enugu – 54,423 votes
Imo – 140,463 votes
Total number of votes – 494,694 votes.
Therefore, the claim by Ganduje is FALSE!