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PDP rejects declaration of Yahaya Bello as Kogi governor-elect

06 December 2015, 13:25

Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the Kogi State governorship election, reports The Guardian.

The party described the supplementary election that produced Bello as winner of the election as a waste of time, scarce national resources and ridiculous shadow-chasing.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on Sunday announced Bello as the governor elect of Kogi after he won the supplementary election held Saturday in 19 polling units.

Also read: INEC declares Yahaya Bello winner of Kogi election

But the PDP in a statement few minutes after the declaration, said INEC in a bid to satisfy President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC Federal Government, succeeded only in making a mockery of itself and the entire electoral process.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh said it was wrong for INEC to illegally install an individual who was not a valid candidate in the election, noting that Bello only scored a paltry 6885 vote in the so-called supplementary election as against the 204 877 votes polled by the PDP candidate, Governor Idris Wada in the overall election.

He said the action of INEC in trying to transfer the votes earlier garnered by the dead APC candidate, Audu Abubakar to another individual is completely impractical and alien to the nation’s Constitution and the Electoral Act.

Read more at The Guardian.

- News 24


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