Amnesty International calls for investigation in Kano supplementary election

Amnesty International has urged the Federal Government to investigate the violence that was experienced in the last supplementary in Kano State.

Amnesty International Spokesperson, Isa Sanusi, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen

Sanusi said the human rights agency made the demand because it observed and monitored the supplementary elections as well as the alleged violence and other political offenses that followed,

“Amnesty International condemns the human rights violation during supplementary election exercise conducted in Kano especially on journalists and electorate

“We, therefore, call on President Muhammadu Buhari to lunch an investigation into the issue.

“Extensive electoral security problems were observed in some areas, with groups of men with weapons intimidating and obstructing the process, and security agencies ineffective at protecting citizens’ right to vote.”

In a related development, the European Union Election Observation Mission said, it witnessed arranged violence and intimidation of voters during Saturday’s election in some areas of Bauchi, Kano and Benue states.

The mission added that party leaders and police could not stop attacks on electoral staff by armed youths in Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano state.

The area has over half of all registered voters for the gubernatorial supplementary election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had since declared governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Abdullahi Ganduje, winner of the elections.