Wednesday, 25 November 2020 15:06

Kano LGs poll: Man attempts suicide over preferred candidate’s disqualification

One Abubakar Umar of Rimin Gado Local Government Area of Kano State has attempted to commit suicide following the disqualification of his preferred candidate in the upcoming local government areas election in the state.

Umar reportedly took insecticide with the aim of killing himself on Monday night.

He said he decided to kill himself over the choice of a candidate that they did not vote for as against his preferred candidate.

He said the current Chairman of the local government, Garba Shauibu Rimin Gado had won the primary election conducted with 35 out of the 43 total votes cast but was still denied the party’s ticket to contest the election.

“An election was conducted and he gets 35 out of 43 votes and was declared the winner. But some hypocrites went and persuade the governor to change the candidate.

“At first the governor has accepted the result and agreed with him to contest, but he was later influenced by some people and changed him with another candidate.

“The most painful thing is that those people were not with the governor when he was facing difficulties in the last 2019 elections,” Umar alleged.

Narrating how the incident happened, Umar’s brother, Abdullahi Maikudi said he received a call at night that his brother attempted to kill himself.

“When I heard about it I immediately went there and we rushed him to the hospital in Rimin Gado. After they gave him some injections, they referred us to Murtala Muhammad hospital and he was rescued,” he said.

He said after emergency treatment, his brother has been discharged from the hospital and now recovering at home.

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