PDP Petitions INEC Over Kano Election Results, Calls For Cancellation

Updated: March 31, 2015

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The Kano State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the results of the March 28 Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state and demanded for its outright cancellation.

The party made its position known in a petition signed by Alhaji Auwalu Danzabuwa, Kano PDP Secretary and made available to newsmen on Monday.

According to the party, the number of votes recorded in many of the polling units exceeded the number of accredited voters as captured in the card reader and manual accreditation.

It also alleged that APC supporters deliberately disrupted the elections and denied many PDP voters the right to exercise their franchise.

The PDP further alleged that INEC failed to provide enough ballot papers and other voting materials in some polling units.

Giving details, it claimed that Dawakin Tofa and Rimin Gado local governments received 40,000 and 15, 000 ballot papers respectively, which fell far below the number needed to conduct credible elections there.

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

“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 party hereby demands the cancellation of the election in its totality in Kano State.’’

It also claimed that a Renault model car belonging to one Alhaji Bilya of Bachirawa Quarters was loaded with ballot papers which were thump-printed by APC supporters.

Author: newsadmin2

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