Kano LG polls: APC refuses to replace drug addicts as flag bearers


By Ismail Auwal

The leadership of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kano has disregarded recommendations of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to replace its aspirants for the forthcoming Local Government elections that failed the mandatory drug test.

Sahelain Times learnt the party at the state level has, on Thursday, gone ahead and presented flags to all its canditates against the drug agency’s recommendations.

NDLEA had earlier screened over 250 aspirants and revealed that 19 candidates, across 44 LGA, have failed the drug test.

Many of the candidates allegedly belong to the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC).

According to an insider, in Nassarawa LGA alone 4 out of the 11 aspirants did not pass the NDLEA drug test.

When contacted, Kano State Zonal Commander of NDLEA refused to comment on why the government disregarded their recommendations.

Salihu Tanko Yakasai, the Media aide to the Kano State governor, in an interview with Sahelian Times, said he has no idea about the development so far.

It will be recalled that the state government had requested NDLEA to screen all candidates for the positions of chairman, deputy chairman, and councilors, to ensure that no drug addict is elected into any public office

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