The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State has rejected the result of the governorship election.
The party also called for cancellation of more polling units.
Professor Andrew Haruna, Adamawa Returning Officer, had declared the keenly contested governorship election inconclusive on Monday morning.
Haruna premised his decision to declare the conclusion inconclusive on the “margin of lead” guideline. Ahmed Umar Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the election with a margin of 32,476 votes, having polled 367,471 votes against incumbent Governor Jibrilla Bindow of the APC’s 334,995 votes.
At a press briefing in Yola on Monday evening, Comrade Mustapha Salihu, the APC National Vice Chairman (North-East), called for a probe of some election officials, saying “we strongly feel this election was marred with irregularities”.
He said: “We want to bring it to the notice of the public that we reject these results as they have been received. We have itemized the local governments that card readers were not used, there were over voting and intimidation of our agents.
“Sadly, our petitions were rejected at the unit, ward and local government collation levels; in fact, our petitions to some extent were rejected at the state collation centre. It’s evident that the whole process has been compromised. We saw the sign from the presidential election”.
Mustapha accused security agents of colluding with officials of the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) to compromise the process.
“We have four wards in Song, where results were not collated and presented at the ward centre. Some soldiers whisked away the collation officer and later they exchanged vehicles with the police who escorted him to the state collation centre. As a party we are asking for cancellation of more polling units, especially in Demsa, Hong, Guyuk, Numan, Lamurde and Madagali Local Government Areas.”
SaharaReporters, New York