*** Says INEC should henceforth conduct LGA elections
By Henry Umoru
ABUJA- THE Mega Political Party, Action Democratic Party, ADP has rejected the outcome of the Kwara State Local Government election held at the weekend, just as I based its decision on what it described as alleged irregularities.
The party has however expressed its readiness to challenge the result of the election before the court of law, even as it called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to henceforth take over the conduct of Local Government election, alleging “electoral fraud by the state governors.”
The ADP alleged that the election was manipulated in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Disclosing this yesterday while addressing Journalists in Abuja, the National Chairman of the party, Engr. Yabaji Sani who noted that his party won in one of the local governments, but was denied victory, said’ “INEC should take over because it has shown that we have learnt nothing. The change APC promised is nothing and this is a shame that the state governors who are custodian of the law cannot guarantee peaceful election. So, INEC should take over.
“We have come to alert Nigerians that our chairmanship mandate in Edu Local Government of Kwara State has been stolen by APC Government with the blood of three young men on their hands.
“We want to reclaim our mandate, we want those who killed the young men to be brought to justice and our chairmanship candidate in the election, Muhammad Abubakar Muhammad be declared winner.
“We are sad, very sad that APC, a party that came into being as a result of what it described as decadence and moral deficiency in our polity, promising a change for the better has remained champions in corrupt practices, killings and has not only been found wanting in financial integrity at some high quarters, but has also displayed worrisome recklessness in pursuit of political tentacles and ambitions it has also not shown any remorse for its protectionism ideology for their own with soled fingers.”