Aminu Ali Shana, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman in Yautan Arewa ward, Gabasawa Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano state has been arrested by the police in the state for being in possession of over 300 Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).
Naturenex reports that the APC leader was accused of planning to perpetrate electoral fraud in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
The offence is contrary to section 21 and 22 subsection 1 (a), (b) and (c) of the electoral act 2022 of Nigeria as amended.
The police has already transferred the suspect to the department of criminal investigation (CID) of Kano state command in Bompai for further investigation.
Reacting to the development, opposition parties and civil society organizations demanded an immediate prosecution of the suspect, while urging authorities to protect democratic principles.