The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu not to tamper or cancel the already declared results of the Bauchi State governorship election.
Disclosing this in during a press conference was the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, who stated that the party would not tolerate any form of manipulation of the results from INEC.
He also revealed that the party’s governorship candidate, Bala Muhammad Abdukadir won the election with about 15,000 votes during the March 9 governorship election, only for the results of the Tafawa Balewa to be cancelled for no just cause by INEC.
“Our party has information of plots by certain known top ranking officials of INEC to widen the scope of result cancellation beyond Tafawa Balewa to 14 more councils and hike the number of cancelled votes from 70,000 to 184, 555.
“INEC has been instructed to cancel already declared results in 230 polling units in 15 councils in the state, cause confusion and pave the way for the ruling party to manipulate the March 23 supplementary elections.
“Seeing that our party and our candidate, Senator Bala Mohammed, are inevitably coasting to victory, being that Tafawa Balewa is home to the PDP, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is instructing INEC to cancel elections in more councils where it plans to manipulate the processes and allocate fictitious results for the APC at the March 23 polls.”
“It is public knowledge that by the results delivered at the polling units, Mohammed was already leading with over 4,000 votes after results of 19 councils were collated and announced
“With Tafawa Balewa Council, where the PDP scored 40,000 valid votes against the APC’s 29,000, it is clear that our party won the election with about 15,000 votes, only for the results of the Tafawa Balewa to be cancelled for no just cause by INEC.”