Former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumini Jibrin Kofa, has misplaced his seat within the Parliament.
Jibrin who’s a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress misplaced to the Peoples Democratic Party’s Alhaji Aliyu Datti Yako in Saturday’s rerun of Kiru/ Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State.
According to the outcomes, as put ahead by INEC, Jibrin polled 13,507 votes in opposition to the 48,601 votes polled by Aliyu Yako.
In response to his loss, Jibrin stated constituents got here out en mass to train their civic accountability however have been denied their franchise to vote the candidate and get together of their alternative by means of the applying of most power in all of the wards of the constituency besides his dwelling city of Kofa, Bebeji that proved impenetrable.
“We know we won the election fairy and squarely but our mandate was stolen,” Jibrin claimed.
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Mr Jibrin additionally stated that in lots of items, elections by no means befell, including that the poll packing containers have been diverted however scores have been miraculously entered.
According to his assertion titled: “KIRU/BEBEJI KANO RE-RUN ELECTIONS
SO LONG, FAREWELL” Jibrin stated the violence, thuggery, and rigging that befell have been rigorously documented, a minimum of for posterity.
Jibrin’s communique partly reads:
I’ve sturdy reservations in regards to the final result of the elections. However, INEC has introduced my opponent because the winner of the election.
Police, different safety businesses and voters can bear witness to the truth that the electoral umpire introduced the consequence not as a result of my opponent had scored the vast majority of lawful votes. Iam positive these of them saddled with the accountability of guaranteeing a free and truthful election however aided and abated this grave injustice in opposition to our folks shall be eternally trailed by the guilt of their conscience and await the last word judgement of God.
I’ve subsequently accepted the end result of the elections and want to congratulate my opponent Aliyu Datti Ahmed who will proceed from the place I began a few decade in the past and has now come to an finish. I sit up for working intently with him and giving him no matter cooperation and help to quiet down in his new function of representing our folks. I don’t intend to file petition in opposition to his declaration as winner. It is time to maneuver on.
I want to thank Mr President, Vice President, Senate President, Speaker of the House, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, National Chairman of our get together the APC, Governor and Government of Kano state, chairman of the Governors discussion board, my colleagues within the seventh, eighth, and ninth House and different leaders on the federal and state stage for his or her intervention and help throughout this era. May I additionally specifically and as soon as once more thank my Governor, our get together management on the state stage and members of our get together in Kano for his or her help.
I thank my constituents who’re nonetheless recovering from the trauma of what can finest be described as a violent battle in opposition to them, for giving me the chance to symbolize them on three events and the love and help they’ve confirmed me over time.
I’ll proceed to help the progress and growth of my get together, the APC each on the nationwide and state ranges and my constituency and constituents in my private capability as I’ve at all times achieved earlier than I grew to become an elected Representative 9 years in the past.