Sola Ojo, Kaduna
Candidate of Nigeria Rescue Movement (NRM) for Kaduna South Federal Constituency Hajiya Zaynab Saka Yusuf has rejected the election results for the local government over alleged irregularities.
She alleged that the results presented at INEC’s collation centre for Kaduna South local government was not the true reflection of what transpired at the polling units because, according to her, the figures were not tallied with what she had.
Kaduna LG has 13 political wards and 296 polling units, though her concern was those of ward 3,6, 8 and 10 where dhe claimed to have evidence of irregularities.
Speaking to newsmen in Kaduna on Monday during a review meeting of Stop Violence Against Women In Politics (VAWIP) campaign by LEADS-Nigeria, the female politicians said, “we reject the results of the election in Kaduna South local government because we did not sign the result sheet due to so much irregularities we saw during the election, even though I was compelled to sign it which I rejected. I did not sign and they have announced it.
“We are not going to accept that result because there was no any information on card reader for the senate and house of reps but there was for the presidential. I was shocked that women could collect N50 and N100 naira to sell their conscience for four years.
“Also, there was no information on total number of accredited voters in many of the polling units in our LG and only APC agent was assisting the INEC in an election APC is participating. Most of the results at hand are not tally with what was announced. So, they should allow us to recount the ballots one-by-one, she requested.”
Lending credence to this development, her Coordinator, Ismail Sani alleged that the “APC agent was the one doing the reconciliation for INEC outside the schedule venue for the reconciliation.
“We are very sure we got more than what we saw. We want the ballots to be recounted. We also have issue of vote buying. They were giving women as little as N50 and N100 naira. We want a recount because results announced was not the real result of what we saw.”