Auwal Musa Rafsanjani
The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), and the Kano Civil Society Elections Situation Room have distanced themselves from call seeking for the review of the Kano Gubernatorial Election.
TMG Chairman, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani
at a news conference in Kano on Saturday said the group which identified itself as Accredited INEC Elections Observers is “fake, faceless and politically sponsored”.
Rafsanjani who was in the company of the Convener, Kano Civil Society Elections Situation Room, Ambassador Ibrahim Waiya frowned at the fictitious group, which according to him to further heat the already heated polity.
"Genuine Transition Monitoring Group and Civil Society Groups are left without options but to take necessary legal actions against these faceless Group using their names to championed a Criminal minded, Politically Motivated and sponsored missions.
"As Champions of Democracy, we will not allow smear-campaigners and people with politically motivated reasons drag credible Civil Society Organizations in Kano State and indeed in Nigeria at large into political wars with political parties.
“TMG, CISLAC and the Kano Civil Society Forum have done incredible Work towards electoral reforms in Nigeria, since 1998, TMG has Championed the Democratic path in Nigeria as the foremost elections Observation group with the widest membership across the Nation.
"We will never interfere with the conduct of elections or seek to interfere with the Judicial processes leading up to a redress of grievances resulting from the elections”, he said.
He called on public to disregard in totality the reports making round and using the names of credible organizations and called for the review of Governorship Elections in Kano.