Votes Only Can’t Guarantee Victory in Election, You Need to Play by ‘Rules of the Game’ – Doguwa

Former Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, has said that prevailing in an election extends beyond mere vote counts; adherence to the established rules is equally crucial.

Speaking on Wednesday during an interview on Channels TV, Doguwa addressed the current disputes enveloping the 2023 elections in Kano State.

He emphasized that in a democratic context such as Nigeria, elections revolve around adherence to rules and regulations.

Doguwa added that participating in an election within the framework of these rules is what ensures its freedom and fairness.

Doguwa said, “For me when you ask me about what is going on in Kano, the going on is usual, Kano has always been progressive, proactive state in terms politics and ideology.

“When it comes to issues of this nature, controversies are always the landmark of our own kind of politics and everyone is entitled to his own opinion.

“What our people may fail to understand or some of our people are lacking in understanding is that elections especially in a democratic settings like the one we are operating in Nigeria is always about rules of the game, is not just about I won election.

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“Winning election can be contesting to win an election under the laid down rules and regulations as provided in the electoral act and in the constitution of the Federal Republic Nigeria. It is also part of what you must have to abide by to win free and fair election.

“Free and fair election is not only about counting ballots alone more or less even when the votes were counted yet there were some votes that were said to illegal votes.

“So you must have to accept the fact that yes what obtains in our own kind of politics and democracy and even beyond Nigeria is about following the rules of the game.”