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CPC challenges Adamawa LG polls

10 December 2012, 13:07

Adamawa - Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Adamawa has filed petitions before the Adamawa State Local Government Election Tribunal, challenging “the entire process of the election”. 

Speaking to newsmen shortly after filling the petitions, on Monday in Yola, the State Chairman of the party, Ibrahim Waziri said the party was at the tribunal to fight for its right. 

 "Our coming here is to fight for our right and the right of the electorate in Adamawa that were disfranchised. 

"In fact, we are challenging the entire process from the councillorship to the chairmanship of all the 21 local governments", Waziri added.

Accompanied by other CPC officials and lawyer to the party, Mr Sunday Joshua, Waziri said that the party was challenging the election of all the 21 local government chairmen and some councillors. 

Also commenting, Joshua said that the party believed that the Nov. 24, local government poll was conducted “in contravention of the state electoral law.

"We believe that this election, fundamentally, was organised and conducted in substantial contravention of the electoral law of Adamawa state 2002", Joshua said. 

He claimed that most candidates in the election were not eligible or qualified to contest because they did not meet the requirement of Section 23 sub E and F of the Electoral Law of Adamawa state. 

 "The law must be respected and obeyed, that's our position", Joshua said. 

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 14 political parties participated in the polls.

PDP won all the 21 chairmanship seats and 205 councillors seats while ACN got 13 councillors and CPC six.

NAN

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