By Salisu Maradun
Gusau—The Zamfara State governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Alhaji Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi yesterday rejected the results of the April 11, governorship and House of Assembly elections held in the state, describing the development as electoral coup.
Shinkafi, who spoke to Vanguard in Gusau, the state capital, saying what happened on April 11, 2015 in Zamfara State would never qualify to be described as elections as they were characterised by fraud.
He alleged that the electoral coup was executed by the Governor Abdul’Azeez Yari Abubakar-led All Progressives Congress, APC-controlled administration in collaboration with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and supported by security agencies in the state.
“The APGA and the Wambai Campaign Committee, WAMCACO- 2015 has rejected the results of Zamfara State Governorship and State House of Assembly elections as declared by INEC.
“The outcome of the election results is unacceptable, this is because there were widespread fraud, conspiracy and collusion between INEC, the police, the Military and Abdul’Azeez Yari regime, which led to criminal and large scale rigging,” he said.
Shinkafi also alleged that in majority of the areas in the state the Card Readers were not used which allowed for the manipulation of the elections by the Yari-led administration.
“The election was a charade, because there was intimidation of voters, destruction of election results and other coordinated crimes by thugs, the volunteers vigilante group popularly known