A file picture of a poll field.
Aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State have taken to the streets to protest towards the declaration of election within the council by the state impartial electoral fee as inconclusive.
The APC members took their protest to the workplace of the electoral fee within the Kaduna state capital on Saturday.
They vowed to withstand any try by the electoral umpire to declare the election inconclusive or conduct a re-run election, insisting that your complete course of was duly accomplished and winners returned by the returning officer.
While addressing journalists on Saturday, APC Leader in Jema’a LGA, Sanusi Maikudi, faulted the electoral physique’s determination, claiming that his celebration received the ballot.
He alleged that there have been some calculated makes an attempt to rob the ruling APC of victory within the chairmanship ballot.
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“We are collectively shocked, disappointed and dismayed by the calculated mischief, partisan afterthought and shameless attempt to commit a daylight robbery of the hard-earned victory of our great party, the All Progressives Congress of Jema’a Local Government,” he mentioned.
On attending to the headquarters of the electoral fee, APC supporters accused the physique of making an attempt to truncate the folks’s mandate.
According to an APC loyalist, Bege Katuka, the supply of Section 23 of the nation’s Constitution stipulates that after the Returning Officer has declared a winner in an election, there wouldn’t be room for an additional order.
Speaking in Katuka’s favour, one other APC member, Cecilia Musa, mentioned the APC is insisting that its calls for be sustained within the native authorities.
“The election was declared free and fair by the Returning Officer of the LGA, Dr Sunday Ibrahim in front of the Peoples Democratic Party and everyone accepted it. We all shook hands,” she mentioned.
But the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) is but to reply to the problems and issues raised by the aggrieved APC members who’ve threatened to take authorized motion ought to the fee not reverse itself on the matter.