- The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Taraba says there are plans to scuttle the governorship election in the state
- CAN claims there are documents which show the phases of the planned disruption of the exercise
- Reverend Innocent Solomon, the CAN chairman in Taraba, warns that the state belongs to every resident and that they must be allowed to vote freely
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Taraba state has claimed that there are plans by some politicians to disrupt the forthcoming governorship election in Taraba state on March 9.
CAN raised the alarm, through its state’s chairman, Reverend Innocent Solomon, at a press conference on Monday, March 4.
According to him, plot is in phases and it was hatched by a group at a meeting in Jalingo, the capital of the state, during which a document was produced concerning the plan.
“This is to be executed in the three mapped areas where Christians are predominant in the state capital, Jalingo,” Reverend Solomon claimed as reported by Channels Television.
Solomon said, according to the plan, the some youths with dangerous weapons would be stationed at strategic areas to carry out the disruption.
The second face, the CAN chairman said, would be a plot to attack the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on March 11, when the collation of results would be ongoing.
He said the plot was to manipulate the governorship result in favour of a particular political party and that if the iNEC officials fail to comply, the office of the electoral umpire would be destroyed.
Reverend Solomon urged politicians and candidates to allow for free and fair election in Taraba. The CAN chairman said Taraba belongs to everybody living in the state.
“CAN hereby calls on the security agencies in the state to carefully interrogate this plan towards disrupting the peace of Taraba in respect of the forthcoming governorship and state house of assembly elections in the state.
“This is in view of averting or preventing the looming danger ahead since it is their statutory responsibility to protect lives and property,” he said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that INEC in Zamfara state recently refuted the claims by some political parties that result sheets for governorship election in the state were hijacked.
Garba Galadima, the head of department of voter education and publicity said the allegation were wicked.
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