The All Progressive Congress party (APC) in Sokoto state has declared that the just concluded local government elections conducted by the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) was free, fair and credible.
The party faulted the state Peoples Democratic Party’s position which adjudged the exercise as flawed, and had called for its cancellation.
But the APC in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Sidi Aliyu Lamido, explained that the State Independent Electoral Commission deserves commendation for maintaining its integrity throughout the preparations and conduct of the elections.
“To set the record straight, we wish to state the following: That the local councils’ election which held in Sokoto State on Saturday, March 12, 2016, was free, fair and credible, and met national and international standards required for conducting elections.
“That all observers who monitored the elections have adjudged it as free, fair and credible.
“That the Sokoto State Government, under the leadership of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal CFR, Mutawallen Sokoto, should be commended for providing the enabling environment for Sokoto SIEC to conduct the election without a hitch.”
The party denied any incidence of intimidation or harassment of party agents or supporters during the elections.
(Tunde Omolehin, SUN NEWS ONLINE)