Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has directed that all contestants seeking for a position in the All Progressive Congress (APC)’s State congress, scheduled for Saturday, to report at the office of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), for a mandatory drug test.
The directive was part of measures to rid the State of illicit substances, according to the State’s Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, in an issued statement yesterday.
”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”, he added.
Recall that on Jan. 8, 13 councillorship aspirants in Kano State tested positive for hard drugs.
According to APC Secretary in Kano, Ibrahim Sarina, the ruling party had, through the NDLEA conducted tests on the candidates, adding that the 13 councilorship candidates who tested positive for drug abuse were replaced.