The All progressives congress(APC) in adamawa state and its candidates across the 21 local government areas and 226 electoral wards in the state has called for total cancellation of last Saturday’s local government election.
The party urged the federal government not to disburse funds to these councils from the federation account.
The party made its position known Tuesday in Yola at a joint press conference organised by the party leadership in the state.
All its chairmanship and councillorship candidates in the just concluded local government election in the state were present at the press conference.
Speaking , the spokesman of the APC chairmanship candidates forum and the party’s candidate for Jada local government, Umar Hamajoda, flanked by other state executive of the party said that the call is in line with section 7(1) of the 1999 constitution as amended, which stated that “system of local governments by democratically elected local governments councils is under this constitution guaranteed.”
The party further called for the cancellation of the purported local government election said to be won by PDP in all the 21 local government areas adding that no election was conducted in the state by ADSIEC.
“We call for an outright cancellation of the council election conducted on 7th December, 2019. Should this demand be disregarded, we call on the federal government of the federation not to disburse funds to these non-elective and therefore, non Democratic councils having due regards to section7(1)of the 1999 constitution,” he said.
Hamajoda accused Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and his party of conniving with the state electoral commission (ADSIEC) to rig the election in favour of PDP candidates thereby denying the people of the state their right to exercise their civil responsibility to vote for the candidates of their choice to democratically manage the affairs of their local councils.
They stated that the purported declaration of PDP candidates by ADSIEC as winners of the elections and issuance of certificates of return to them is gross injustice, violation of the electoral law, an illegality and therefore, unacceptable to the party and its teeming supporters in the state.