PDM rejects Bauchi governorship poll result, heads to court

PDM rejects Bauchi governorship poll result, heads to court

The Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) has rejected the outcome of the governorship and state House of Assembly elections in Bauchi state over alleged omission of its logo on the ballot papers for the elections.

The party's position was made known in a statement sent to journalists on Monday, March 18 and signed by it’s state secretary, Alhaji Sani M. Waziri.

The PDM spokesman stated that the leadership and members of the party considered the omission of its logo by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as “mischievous injustice” and “absolute violation of our right to vote and be voted for.”

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The party lamented that its logo was omitted on the National Assembly Ballot papers during the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Waziri also said the party's logo was again not placed on the governorship and state House of Assembly elections held on Saturday, March 9.

The party said that the omission of its logo was a violation of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), noting that it has rejected the results of the governorship and state House of Assembly elections in Bauchi state and will approach the election tribunal to demand justice for its flag bearers in the elections.

Meanwhile, the deputy national publicity secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to forget the dream of taking over the governorship seat of Bauchi state.

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Speaking to journalists on Monday, March 18 in Abuja, the APC chieftain said the non-usage of card readers in the election was a major issue that could not be ignored, adding that INEC has questions to answer in its role during the poll.

He alleged that there was a grand plot to rig out Governor Mohammed Abubakar, querying how the APC won 21 state House of Assembly seats compared to the PDP's 5 seats in the election conducted on the same day.

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