APC rejects inconclusive governorship election in Adamawa

APC rejects inconclusive governorship election in Adamawa

- The Adamawa chapter of the APC faults the Saturday, March 9, governorship election in some local government areas in Adamawa state

- Mustafa Salihu, the APC national vice chairman, north east, alleges that the governorship election declared inconclusive by INEC was full of irregularities

- Salihu says his party petitioned INEC on the election process from polling units, wards, local government and the state level but that the petition was rejected

The Adamawa chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the result of Saturday, March 9, governorship election in some local government areas in the state.

Mustafa Salihu, the APC national vice chairman, north east, announced the rejection on Monday in Yola on March 11, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Salihu, who was the state collation officer of the presidential and governorship elections, alleged that the governorship election that was declared inconclusive by INEC was full of irregularities.

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We want to bring into the notice of the public serious irregularities associated with the just concluded governorship election. As a party, we reject this result in totality.

“Because there are evidences that voting process were compromised, in a lot of Polling Units, Card Readers were not used. There were over voting and our agents were chased away, ” Salihu said.

He said the party had petitioned INEC on the election process from polling units, wards, local government and the state level but the petition was rejected.

He listed the areas where he alleged the irregularities took place to include Demsa, Lamurde, Numan ,Guyuk, Michika and Madagali local government areas.

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Salihu alleged that the polling units that INEC declared the governorship election inconclusive covered just 1% of polling units and urged the commission to expand its investigation to cover more areas.

Legit.ng had reported that INEC declared the Adamawa governorship election as inconclusive, noting that a new date for the rerun election would be announced.

The Returning Officer Prof. Andrew Haruna confirmed the development at the governorship election collation centre in Yola on Monday, March 11.

Haruna said the number of cancellations was higher than the margin of lead votes between the two contestants and therefore, a new date for the rerun election would be fixed.

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