A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Gusau - The All Progressives Grand
Alliance (APGA) in Zamfara has rejected the Governorship and House of Assembly
election results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission
It alleged wide spread fraud and conspiracy, saying it would
contest the election at the tribunal.
APGA gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Sani Shinkafi, told
newsmen on Wednesday in Gusau that the election was characterised by massive
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"It was an electoral military coup and imposition of APC
gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Abdul'aziz Yari, on the people of Zamfara.''
He described the outcome of the polls as "the most
fraudulent'' in the history of the state.
Shinkafi claimed that the party's returning officers were
prevented from getting access to collation centers contrary to the provision of
He assured that APGA would challenge the election
results at the tribunal, and thanked the people for their support to the party.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that in the
results declared by INEC, APC secured 716,964 votes to win the governorship
seat, while PDP won 201,938 votes and APGA had 2,385 votes.