- A Kano state commissioner, Alhaji Murtala Sule Garo, accuses PDP chieftains of disrupting election in Gama ward of Nasarawa local government area of the state
The commissioner denies allegations that he disrupted the collation process at the ward, saying he was manhandled by PDP supporters
The Kano state commissioner for local government and community development, Alhaji Murtala Sule Garo, has alleged that some chieftains of the PDP destroyed the result sheets of Gama ward in Nasarawa local government Area (LGA) of the state.
The commissioner alleged that Farouk Lawan, a former member of the House of Representatives, and Nasiru Sule Garo, a serving member of the House of Representatives, disrupted election in Gama ward.
He denied allegations that he disrupted the collation process at the ward and insisted that he was manhandled by PDP supporters at Nasarawa LGA collation centre in their bid to stop him from gaining access to the venue.
“It is not true. These people, the PDP people, I can name some of them: Hon. Farouk Lawan, Honourable Nasiru Sule Garo, and other members of PDP went to Nasarawa Local Government collation centre, assaulted the INEC officer and tore the entire result sheets of the Local Government. The INEC officer has reported that which you are aware of,” the commissioner said.
“This Commissioner of Police has been compromised and is selective and we are not going to take it anymore, because he has not been fair to us at all. We were informed by our party agents, that some PDP stalwarts were tearing result sheets of the contentious Gama Ward. That is what prompted His Excellency, the Deputy Governor, who is from Nasarawa to get first hand information.”
Meanwhile, a meeting has been summoned by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to receive and consider the report of a fact-finding team it sent to Rivers state over the stalemated governorship election in the state.
A source who spoke on condition of anonymity said the electoral umpire would receive the report on Friday, March 15, after which chairman of the commission and his team would consider the findings and make a pronouncement.
The Nation reports that there are four options before INEC, which include: whether or not to cancel the governorship and House of Assembly elections in Rivers state.
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