APC Contestants To Go Through Compulsory Drug Test In Kano Before Elections

APC Contestants To Go Through Compulsory Drug Test In Kano Before Elections

Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano State Governor has ordered that aspirants seeking the All Progressives Congress’ executive council positions must undergo a compulsory drug test.

According to Sahara Reporters, thirteen councillorship candidates in Kano had earlier in the year tested positive for hard drugs. Information Guide Nigeria

The governor instructed all the contestants to report to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for screening before 7:00am. Jamb results

In a statement presented by the Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, on Wednesday in Kano read partly:

“The directive is part of government’s policy, to rid Kano of illicit substances,”

He sternly cautioned that no contestant would be screened without going through the compulsory drug test in view of the October 16 state congress of the ruling party.

“Similar tests were carried out for contestants into local government election, as well as political appointees including members of the state executive council before offering them a portfolio,” added the statement.

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The commissioner added that Ganduje had already mandated the state office of the NDLEA to conduct the tests.

The commissioner re-emphasised the governor’s commitment to curtail political leaders of drug abuse.

“Government will not hesitate to issue necessary disciplinary measures against anyone found with the trace of illicit substances, including a compulsory recommendation for rehabilitation,” the commissioner stated.



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