Both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have taken issues with some of the results of the recently concluded supplementary elections.
While the APC has rejected the results in Benue and Sokoto states where PDP candidates Aminu Tambuwal and Samuel Ortom won, the PDP has rejected the results in Kano State where APC candidate Abdullahi Ganduje won.
Backstory: The APC rejected the election results in Sokoto, stating that the process involved irregularities.
The spokesperson for the party in Sokoto, Bello Danchadi, said: “We draw the attention of INEC to a number of polling units that were canceled as result of violent attacks by thugs, while others were arbitrarily canceled to please certain political party interests.”
“In view of these, we deem it necessary to express our disagreement with the action taken by INEC to declare a winner without giving us a fair hearing in our position in the electoral processes.”
In Benue State, the APC also rejected the results in a statement issued by Eugene Aliegba, Secretary of the
Meanwhile, the PDP has also rejected the results of the rerun held in Kano State where APC’s Abdullahi Ganduje was declared the winner.
In a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, the party said: “The so-called governorship supplementary election in Kano is a national disgrace and a mere figure allocating exercise by compromised INEC officials, who collaborated with power drunk politicians in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to award results to the APC candidate.”
The PDP cautioned INEC against any attempt to “import contrived figures from the illegitimate March 23 charade as such will be a clear recipe for anarchy and a serious crisis in the state.”
Indeed Kano has erupted in violence since the announcement of Ganduje as the winner of the supplementary elections. However, the police have since intervened.