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PDP calls for the cancellation of election results in Kano

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An election official uses an electronic machine to register voters crowding a polling station set up under a tree on the outskirt of Kano during the presidential elections on March 28, 2015. Voting began in Nigeria's general election but delays were reported countrywide because of technical problems in accrediting electors. There was a mixed picture across the country, with people at some polling units reporting no problems in casting their ballot from 1230 GMT but others still waiting for their identities to be checked. AFP PHOTO/TOM SAATER

An election official uses an electronic machine to register voters crowding a polling station set up under a tree on the outskirt of Kano during the presidential elections on March 28, 2015. Voting began in Nigeria’s general election but delays were reported countrywide because of technical problems in accrediting electors. There was a mixed picture across the country, with people at some polling units reporting no problems in casting their ballot from 1230 GMT but others still waiting for their identities to be checked.<br />AFP PHOTO/TOM SAATER

This is contained in a petition signed by the party’s Secretary, Alhaji Auwalu Danzabuwa, and made available to newsmen in Kano on Monday.

“The PDP hereby protest the way, manner and procedure adopted by your commission in the conduct of the above exercise.

“The party hereby demand the cancellation of the election in its totality in Kano State,’’ the petition said.

The party said that the number of votes in many of the polling units exceeded the number of accredited voters as captured in the card reader and manual accreditation.

“We hereby put forward the following as examples, Gurjiya Cikin Gari Polling Unit (006), Dagumawa Cikin Gari Polling Unit (007) and Dagumawa Bayan Sakateriya (004).”

The petition also alleged that many voters were deliberately denied the right to vote by APC supporters.

It alleged that the commission in some areas did not provide adequate number of ballot papers needed at the polling units and other voting materials at Dawakin Tofa Local Government.

According to the petition, Dawakin Tofa and Rimin Gado local governments received 40,000 and 15, 000 ballot papers respectively.

It said that the figure was short of the number needed to conduct free and fair election in the areas.

“In addition, a car Renault model belonging to one Alhaji Bilya of Bachirawa Quarters was loaded with APC thump printed ballot papers; the case was reported to Bachirawa Police Division.

“Violent conduct by APC members chased out eligible voters from polling units and stuffing of ballot papers, thump printed by APC agents while INEC officials were made to endorse same under duress”, the petition alleged.



7 Comments
  • Ojiyovwi

    Rivers and Kano States should have their ballots nulled and fresh ballots held. This should be repeated wherever there is any report of voter’s disenfranchisement. We have to behave like grown ups. It just truly annoys me and I believe any Nigerian with real interest and affections for our people to have thugs rented by rogues to steal elections in this way. Grow up or be baboons retreat into the woods where you belong. At the final count we should and must accept the outcome. In every election there is a winner and a looser. One thing I am minded to conclude is that a lot of credit has to go to Tinubu and his team of well organised opposition politicians – this child of Nigeria can rightly be very proud of his role in all this. I will proudly welcome him whenever he has the grace to visit me for a cup of tea, here in the UK or in my hut in Agbarho, in Delta State when I am home. Well done Tinubu. What a ton of a Nigerian child!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • oluway

    Forget, Na everywhere rigging dey, na who sabi pass be the winner, Did i hear PDP complaining of rigging? Na wa oooo

  • janggz

    All these shouting for cancellation of results are just agent of serpent trying to create chaos. Please let he who the cap fits wear it. God bless our nation Nigeria.

  • Harris

    can someone explain enugu state presidential result to Nigerian, does it mean APC does not have candidates for house of reps and senate? enen governorship candidate, down to counselors contesting? and all their campaign groups? even apc membership as a party? 14,000 votes in this result published is a shadow of Apc membership in enugu state because only the candidates and their families, talkless of the party members are far above the figure presented in the result… Naija abeg we dey see sooooo, lets reject fabricated results with all vigor

    • Chidi

      Igbos do not look at party affiliation when voting for the candidate of their choice…

    • AMARA.C

      igbos dont see apc as a credible party, they are liars.

  • INEC, must remain an impartial umpire and be seen to be so. Prof. Jega should atleast investigate the claims of the PDP in Kano, as he did for the APC in Rivers state, especially as the PDP protest touches the real fabric of the election – the card reader and the total number of votes cast exceeding the total number of accredited voters. To add salt to injury, a three member investigatory team has been sent to Rivers State but PDP in Kano is totally ignored.