The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the result of presidential election in Borno, Zamfara, Yobe and Nasarawa states while a new date should be fixed for a fresh poll.The main opposition party has stated that the electoral umpire the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should nullify the result of presidential election in Borno, Zamfara, Yobe and Nasarawa states and fix a new date to conduct a new and more tranparent poll
The Deputy Director General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, who is currently briefing newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday evening, alleged that the Smart Card Readers were reconfigured in favour of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari.
It will be recalled that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday refused to sign the result sheet of the Presidential election which was announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja. INEC declared President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) re-elected, having won the highest votes of 15,191, 847 to defeat his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP who polled 11,262,978 votes.Buhari won in 19 states while Atiku won in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The second one is the issues we raised about the number of registered vis-à-vis if what the chairman now calls collated voters means that 1.6 million people are missing in the voter register.We think that the issue is substantial enough to require a resolution.We also believed that difference between the accredited voters and the total votes cast which came to about 750,000 votes, requires an issue to be looked at. Finally, we believe that INEC needs to look at the cancellations that took place in the election impacting 2.7 million.So, in our view, this election needs to looked at again and possibly we would have had a re-run, more importantly.We think that INEC should have looked consciously to the use of the card reader, the absence of card reader is a major violation in the elections, it renders that election null and void, and that is what the chairman promised us.
“So, for us in the PDP, we believe that this is a new law in Nigeria’s electoral history.’’Chidoka, however, said that the PDP remained a very lawful party, saying “we believe in the law, we believe in the constitution of Nigeria.We are committed democrats. The PDP is a party that entrenched democracy in Nigeria. The PDP is the party that made it possible for Nigeria to enjoy the fruit and dividend of democracy
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