- The crisis in the Adamawa APC has reared its ugly head again ahead of the rerun governorship polls in the state
- A prominent member of the party and former SGF, Babachir Lawal, has asked Governor Muhammad Bindow to concede defeat
- Lawal is the leader of an APC faction in the state, which have consistently worked against the Adawama governor
Engineer Babachir Lawal, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has urged APC governorship candidate, Governor Muhammad Bindow to honorably concede defeat in the interest of peace in Adamawa state.
Lawal was reacting to the release of delimitation details of polling units for governorship re-run election fixed for Saturday, March 23 as released by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in the state.
The delimitation details revealed that the total number of registered voters in the 44 polling units stands 34,101 against 40,948 being speculated.
Umaru Fintiri of the PDP is already leading with 367,471 votes against the 334,995 votes polled by Governor Bindow, with a margin of 32,467 votes.
Lawal said his call for the governor to concede defeat is aimed at strengthening democratic norms, adding that another election is only four years away.
His words: “The only honorable thing to do is for my party’s candidate, Governor Bindow to concede and give peace a chance.
“Therefore, let’s not allow elections to cause trouble between brothers, Bindow can go back to the drawing board and launch himself back.”
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room (Situation Room) has called for an independent inquiry into the conduct of 2019 general elections.
The group made the call at a press conference addressed by its convener, Mr. Clement Nwankwo on Sunday, March 10.
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The group said the inquiry should address many issues that have bedeviled the conduct of the polls including procurement, logistics management, role of the military and abuse of process by INEC officials amongst others.
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