- The All Progressives Congress in Sokoto state says it will retrieve its stolen governorship mandate
- The chairman of the party in the state, Alhaji Isa Sadiq Achida, says the mandate will be reclaimed at the tribunal
- Recall that the Peoples Democratic Party defeated the APC in the gubernatorial election in the state
The chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Sokoto state, Alhaji Isa Sadiq Achida, has said that the party’s gubernatorial mandate stolen by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would soon be reclaimed.
Achida said this in a statement signed by him and issued to newsmen in Sokoto on Saturday, March 30, Nigerian Tribune reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the APC chairman in the state reacted to allegations that the APC’s bid to use the prowess of some federal agencies during the 2019 governorship election against the PDP had failed.
He said: “Such deluded and misplaced outcries by Governor Aminu Waziiri Tambuwal, are inefficacious, just as they are immaterial and ineffectual .
“Nobody had used the powers or prowess of any federal agency, rather, the teaming supporters of the party and the electorate, statewide had cast their votes massively for the APC candidates, at all levels.
“The massive and colossal votes cast for our candidates, at all levels, including President Muhammadu Buhari, showed that, the people love and cherish the APC and it remains the party to beat
“The electorate had since lost confidence in the PDP which had fielded expired and lesser candidates who lacked even the least of support.”
According to him, the stolen mandate would be retrieved at the governorship election tribunal,which is expected to commence sitting in Sokoto soon.
The statement also said: “The recent governorship elections were marred by myriad of dastardly flaws and electoral offences like vote buying, over voting , ballot box snatching and stuffing, as well as intimidation, non use of card reader machines, duplication of votes and outright disenfranchisement of thousands of voters across the state ,among others.
“There were many glaring infractions and violations of the Electoral Act, 2010, as amended, the nation’s constitution, as well as the Electoral Laws of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“It is humorous and ironical for a Governor to be purportedly declared as winner of a poll with a vote difference of a paltry 342 votes, against his opponent who had since won the election, but, for the obnoxious infractions and daylight robbery being orchestrated by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and his dead party, the PDP.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, congratulated Aminu Tambuwal, winner of the governorship election in Sokoto state.
Atiku’s statement was released just minutes after Tambuwal was declared winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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