Gov’ship Polls: APC Reacts To Suspension Of Results In Adamawa
The camp of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has reacted to the suspension of the results of the governorship election in Adamawa State.
Naija News recalls that the Adamawa State Collation Officer, Profesor Muhammed Mele, said the election was inconclusive because the margin of win between the leading two parties was lower than the number of collected PVCs in places where the election did not hold.
However, in its reaction to the suspension of the results by the electoral body, the APC has alleged that it was all a calculated effort of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to disrupt the final collation.
Meanwhile hitherto the suspension, the PDP’s candidate, governor, Ahmadu Fintiri polled 421,524 while the APC’s Aishatu Binani got 390,275 votes.
But the APC in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka in Abuja on Monday said: “We draw the urgent attention of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, and our security services to massive thuggery, violence, intimidation and undue pressure by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) calculated to disrupt final collation and announcement of the result of the Governorship election in Adamawa State.
“Election results show a clear and decisive victory for Senator Aishatu Dahiru (Binani), the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate. Faced with the imminent and certain prospect of loss in the election, thugs and political actors have unleashed heavily armed thugs to disrupt further collation of results and subvert the will of the Adamawa people as expressed at the polls. The Governor is reported to have torn result sheets at the collation centre in a show of unprecedented impunity and executive brigandage.
“The result of the election in Fufore Local Government Area of the state must not be tampered with as Senator Aishatu Dahiru (Binani) holds a clear, unassailable lead, only awaiting final collation and declaration by INEC.
“Nigeria is on the cusp of a major democratic record with the election and emergence of the first female Governor of a State in the country. We urge all well-meaning Nigerians to stand together to protect and uphold this historic victory for women and our country.”