Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

CPC rejects election results in Kaduna polls

05 December 2012, 13:22

Kaduna - The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Kaduna State, has rejected results of last Saturdays local government election in the state.

The party Chairman, Alhaji Ahmadu Yaro-Cocacola said while addressing CPC loyalists in Zaria on Tuesday that the party would contest the results declared by the state Independent Electoral Commission (SIECOM).

He said the party particularly rejects the result declared in respect of Zaria, Sabo-Gari and Ikara Local Governments.

According to him, the election was conducted peacefully in all the areas, but to their dismay the official election materials were not collated by the commission.  

"We are not happy with the way SIECOM caused the Kaduna State Government to spent N6 billion on this council election but refused to ensure justice.  

"The money spent was meant for those in authority to execute meaningful projects for the benefit of the citizenry. Our mandate was stolen by the PDP," he said.  

The chairman also alleged irregularities in Kudan, Makarfi, Lere, Giwa, and Igabi Local Government Areas.  

Yaro-Coacola also accused security agencies of active involvement in what he described as 'glaring injustice'.  

He presented a copy of petition addressed to the Chairman of the electoral body on the results of the Saturday's poll.  

When contacted on phone, the SIECOM Secretary, Umar Umar described the allegation as ``mere fiction'', saying that the commission had followed due process.  

He advised aggrieved parties to seek redress in court.

NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Chucks Oweh
Traffic wardens in Nigeria

It is no longer a story that the Nigeria Police Hierarchy, the Police Service Commission have deliberately abandoned a group of Nigerians employed by the federal government. Read more...

Submitted by
Awoniyi Paul Olukunle
My advice to Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has been disappointing Nigerian's because we voted him based on personality and his manifesto. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Strong appeal for global sanction...

Corruption and oppression by government officials must be discouraged by all means if Africa is to attain self-dependence. Read more...

Submitted by
Jackson Udom
Udom promises steady water and el...

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, says he is intensifying efforts to ensure that the people of the State enjoy a steady supply of water and electricity within his 100 days in office. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Boko Haram Courier Ndume elected ...

Serving as a member of the Presidential Committee on Security Challenges in the North-East, Senator Ali Ndume according to court depositions by the DSS, was a courier for Boko Haram. Read more...

Submitted by
Imoh Dan
Nigeria in Ignorance

I will advise all Nigerians to study hard not to pass their exams but to have something inside them.  Read more...