Monday 30 March 2015

PDP seeks cancelation of Kano, Jigawa, Kaduna, Gombe, Bauchi, Katsina, Kogi States elections

ABUJA- NATIONAL Leadership of the Peoples
Democratic Party, PDP disclosed Monday that it has
written a petition to the Independent National
Electoral Commission, INEC to cancel the results of
seven States in last Saturday’s Presidential and
National Assembly elections over what it termed,
alleged electoral malpractices.
Addressing Journalists Monday in Abuja, Deputy
National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus
gave the seven states as Kano, Jigawa, Kaduna,
Gombe, Bauchi, Katsina and Kogi States, adding
that  based on concrete facts collated  by the field
Agents party, the party had already petitioned the
INEC through its Resident Electoral
Commissioners,RECs in the affected states.

Meanwhile, the PDP Presidential Campaign
Organisation, PDPPCO reiterated its claim that its
candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan was
winning the presidential election.
Secondus who alleged that in the seven states,
under aged were allowed to vote in contravention of
the Electoral Act, also alleged that voting took place
late in the night in the affected states, adding, ” In
Kano and some of these states in the North,
majority of voters were under-aged. Voting also
took place in the night and you know that in the
night rigging can take place.

“We have completed our reports from Kano state

Secondus who declared that the conducts of the
election in the affected states were characterised
by underage voting,mid-night voting,voting to rig
and insurgency attacks on voters in connivance
with the officials of INEC .

According to him,”we want to put the entire World
on notice the evil plans of the main opposition,the
All Progressive Congress,APC, in their calestine
meetings of releasing unauthorised election results
by the INEC to the members of the public.

“The sole aim of this is to be misleading Nigerians
and the international Community though their
propaganda machinery. we believe in the rule of law
and the electoral law as amended.

“As we speak,our state chapters have submitted
their petitions to the state Resident Electoral
Commissioners and their on their way to Abuja to
submit similar ones at the Commission’s
Headquarters to its Chairman,Professor Jega
because we are being guided by law.
“In kano state specifically,we are all aware that
voters turned out en mass to vote but
regrettably,majority of them turned out to be under
aged voters,we have evidence,voting also took
place at night for rigging,our state chapter had
already petitioned the REC about all these

“In Gombe,similar thing happened,there were
insurgency attacks on voters and electoral officers
and people ran away for their lives but at the end of
the day  results were procured in favour of the
“Similar scenario played out in other states
mentioned earlier,in view of this,we are calling for
the total cancellation of the Presidential election
results in the seven states”,he declared.

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