- Alhaji Sani Shinkafi, the Zamfara state governorship candidate, has accused the state governor of plotting to rig the coming election
- Shinkafi accused Governor Yari of plotting to use men of the Nigeria Police Force to rig the election
- According to the candidate, Yari has repeatedly stated that the party will not allow free, fair and credible election in the state
Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Zamfara state, Alhaji Sani Shinkafi, has accused the state governor, Abdulaziz Yari of plotting to rig the coming governorship election using men of Nigeria Police.
According to him, Yari was planning to use 15 units of Mobile Police Force to rig the elections in the state.
The candidate disclosed this in the petition to the IGP, entitled: ”Plot by Zamfara governor, Yari, to rig March 9, 2019 has been discovered.”
The petition read in part: “The plot is to use the Mobile Police to disrupt the election and chase away voters in areas considered to be strongholds of APGA, NRM, PDP and G8 supporters across the 14 local government areas of the state.
“The governor boasted during his meeting with All Progressives Congress factional chairman and APC factional governorship candidate, APC factional state secretary and APC factional Youth Leader over his plans.
“Governor Yari has repeatedly stated that the party will not allow free, fair and credible election in Zamfara state. Governor Yari anchors his confidence on what he and his supporters call ‘Federal Might’. He believes that APC-controlled Federal Government will send 15 units of Mobile Police in addition with other security agencies to rig the election in favour of APC.
“He made it clear that he will intimidate the major opposition parties, PDP, APGA, NRM candidates during the election to have their way. We urge the Federal Government lead by President Muhammadu Buhari to know that the Zamfara state is part of the federation called Nigeria and the people of the state deserve to be given equal protection to vote for candidates of their choice in a peaceful atmosphere not a militarised one as Governor Yari is planning to do."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the National Judicial Council (NJC) had started looking into a petition brought by the APGA governorship candidate in Zamfara state.
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Shinkafi alleged that a judge of the Zamfara state high court engaged in “gross abuse of office and judicial rascality,” when adjudicating over a political case marked ZMS/GS/52/2018, pertaining to the March 9 governorship election.
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