More Post-Election Drama as NNPP Candidate Protests Guber Result in PDP-Controlled State

More Post-Election Drama as NNPP Candidate Protests Guber Result in PDP-Controlled State

  • The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Taraba state has been slammed for its declaration of results in Taraba state
  • The electoral body declared Kefas Agbu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the gubernatorial polls after polling 257,926 votes
  • Meanwhile, second place Sani Yahaya of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) has vowed to challenge the outcome in court

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The aftermath of the 2023 gubernatorial elections in Nigeria has been greeted with much criticism bordering on electoral fraud, violence, voter inducement and many others.

In Taraba state, the gubernatorial candidate of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP), Sani Yahaya, has challenged the outcome of the election, stating that he is the winner of the election and not Kefas Agbu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that was declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

PDP, NNPP, Taraba
PDP's Kefas Agbu was declared the winner by INEC after polling 257,926 votes. Photo: Kefas Agbu
Source: UGC

As reported by TheCable, Yahaya on Tuesday, March 21, told journalists that the outcome of the election would be contested in court.

He said:

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“We are confident that the victory is ours. We would challenge the result through every legal means and claim our victory.
“Our victory is certain and we would retain it. I call on Taraba people to stay calm. We would challenge the results because I am the duly elected governor of Taraba state.
“That mandate cannot be stolen. We have initiated the process and we are on course.”

INEC declared PDP's Agbu winner after polling 257,926 votes ahead of Yahaya, who polled 202,277.

Yahaya decried that electoral fraud marred the election while noting that Agbu's emergence was also fraudulent.

According to Daily Nigeria, he said:

“The process continues in line with the guidelines. Taraba is used to enduring injustice by writing fictitious results. Luckily, the electoral act as amended has made provisions for all results to be reviewed."

Gunmen Kidnap Top North Central Monarch's Wives, Son as Police Begin Search Operation

In another development, some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have kidnapped the two wives of the chief of Sarkin Kudu, Dansalama Adamu.

Adamu's wives were kidnapped alongside a son to the monarch at his palace in Ibbi Local Government area of Taraba state.

The police in the state have assured that some suspects have been arrested in the process of investigating the incident.


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