Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against cancelling results already declared in the Bauchi governorship election.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, gave the warning, yesterday, at a press briefing in Abuja. Ologbondiyan stated that pressure was already being mounted on the electoral commission to cancel governorship result already declared in 14 local government areas of Bauchi State.
He said the plot is to widen the scope of result cancellation beyond Tafawa Balewa to 15 more council areas and increase the number of cancelled votes from 70,000 to 184, 555. The opposition spokesman warned that with the charged atmosphere in Bauchi, any attempt to tamper with already declared result will attract dire consequences.
“Our party already have full information of plots by certain known top ranking officials of INEC, who have been bribed with huge sums of money by the All Progressives Congress (APC), to widen the scope of result cancellation beyond Tafawa Balewa to 14 more Local Government Areas and hike the number of cancelled votes from 70,000 to 184, 555.
“To achieve this, INEC has been instructed by the APC to cancel already declared results in 230 polling units in 15 LGAs, in the state, cause confusion and pave the way for the APC to manipulate the March 23 supplementary elections.
“Seeing that our party, the PDP, and our candidate, Senator Bala Mohammed, are inevitably coasting to victory, being that Tafawa Balewa is home to the PDP, the APC is instructing INEC to cancel elections in more local governments where it plans to manipulate the processes and allocate fictitious results for the APC at the March 23 polls.”