- Nineteen governorship candidates in Jigawa state have signed a peace accord ahead of the election
- Candidates of the APC, PDP and some other parties, were however missing at the peace accord
- As a result of this, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr Mahmoud Isah, appealed for the postponement of the event but this was rejected
Ahead of the 2019 general election, about 19 governorship candidates in Jigawa state on Tuesday, February 12, signed a peace accord ahead of the election.
However, Resident Electoral Commissioner (INEC) in the state, Dr Mahmoud Isah, appealed for the postponement of the event due to the absence of the candidates of the APC, PDP and some parties, Channels TV reports.
In reaction, some candidates felt that the reason for the call was not sufficient and an insult to them.
Candidate of the ANN, Abbas Mujaddadi said: “This shows that there is intimidation; there is connivance by both INEC and security personnel.
“We are here 1 pm on the dot; there is no representation from the governor, there is no deputy governor, nobody from the government.
“Then, all of a sudden, somebody came to tell us that the meeting has been postponed till 11 o’clock tomorrow.
“As far as I am concerned as a citizen of Nigeria, as a gubernatorial candidate, I have every right to show my grievances because what is happening now is a true reflection of what will happen even if the election comes in."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that President Buhari on Saturday, February 2, in Jigawa state received thousands of PDP defectors to the APC including the first civilian governor of the state, Ali Sa’ad Birnin-Kudu, a PDP governorship aspirant, Tijjani Kiyawa and former commissioners who served under PDP-led Sule Lamido administration.
Buhari also presented the party’s flag to the APC gubernatorial candidate, Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar.
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