- APC governorship candidate in Taraba is challenging the governorship election in the state, won by the PDP
- According to Abubakar, the election was characterised by irregularities and electoral malpractice
Sani Danladi Abubakar who is the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Taraba state has vowed to go to court to challenge the outcome of the result.
In the election which took place on Saturday, March 9, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Governor Darius Ishaku, was declared winner.
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Daily Trust reports that Abubakar claimed the election was characterised by irregularities and electoral malpractice. He claimed card readers were not used in Zing, Yorro, Kurmi, Takum and Wukari during the election.
The APC candidate also said his supporters were harassed, intimidated and prevented from voting during the election in Takum, Wukari, Kurmi and Ussa, adding that election results were written without reference to the number of people that voted.
Meanwhile, the APC in Plateau state vowed to take the state governorship supplementary election seriously.
The APC candidate is reportedly leading with 44,929 votes margin but the election was declared inconclusive because of the high number of cancelled votes.
Daily Trust reports that Barrister Festus Fuanter who is the deputy director, media and publicity committee of the APC campaign organization said the party was working hard towards the coming supplementary election.
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Also, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is committed to conducting free, fair and credible governorship supplementary poll on March 23 in Kano state.
The INEC Resident Electoral Commission in the state, Prof. Riskuwa Arab-Shehu, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, March 13, in Kano.
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