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Ruling Party, APC Contestants To Undergo Compulsory Drug Test In Kano Before Elections

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Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has given orders that contestants searching for the All Progressives Congress’ government council positions bear a compulsory drug check.

In line with the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN), 13 councillorship aspirants in Kano had early within the yr examined constructive for onerous medicine.



Ganduje directed all of the contestants to report back to the Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company (NDLEA) within the state for the screening earlier than 7:00am.

This was contained in an announcement issued by the Commissioner for Data, Muhammad Garba, on Wednesday in Kano.

“The directive is a part of authorities’s coverage, to rid Kano of illicit substances,” Garba mentioned.

He warned that no contestant can be screened with out present process the necessary drug check forward of the October 16 state congress of the ruling occasion.

“Comparable assessments had been carried out for contestants into native authorities election, in addition to political appointees together with members of the state government council earlier than providing them a portfolio,” added the assertion.

The commissioner added that Ganduje had already mandated the state workplace of the NDLEA to conduct the assessments.

The commissioner reaffirmed the governor’s dedication to rid political leaders of drug abuse.

“Authorities is not going to hesitate to challenge obligatory disciplinary measures towards anybody discovered with the hint of illicit substances, together with a obligatory advice for rehabilitation,” the commissioner acknowledged.

On January 8, 13 councillorship aspirants in Kano examined constructive for onerous medicine.

In line with the APC secretary in Kano, Ibrahim Sarina, the ruling occasion had, by the NDLEA, performed assessments on the candidates.

Sarina had revealed that the 13 councillorship candidates who examined constructive had been changed.

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