Nasarawa PDP rejects gov’ship election result



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Nasarawa state chapter has rejected the result of the governorship election over alleged fraud.

The state PDP chairman, Mr Francis Orugu, made the position of the party known in Lafia Thursday.

Orugu said the election was a fraud, adding that it fell short of minimum standards for the conduct of a credible election anywhere in the world.

“The results were fabricated in connivance with INEC and the security agencies.

“Even when our agents complained about the irregularities and cancellation of results during the collation, nobody listened to them with the view of addressing it,” he added.

He explained that the party was still consulting with other critical stakeholders in order to decide on the next line of action to take.

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He called on the supporters of the party to be law-abiding as the party would reclaim its mandate through lawful means.

Prof Abdulalahi Baba, the returning officer for the governorship election had on Monday, March 11, declared Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the Nasarawa state governor-elect.

The returning officer said that APC got 327, 229 votes, PDP, 184, 281 votes and All Progressives Grand Alliance, 132, 784 votes. (NAN)



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