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Presidential Poll: PDP rejects Kabbbi’s result

By Laiatu Bamaiyi
Birnin Kebbi – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kebbi State has rejected the outcome of last Saturday’s Presidential and National House of Assembly election results in Kebbi.

Polling station workers prepare card readers, ballot and boxes to start the Election Day at Unguwar Sarki polling station in Kaduna on February 23, 2019, as Nigeria votes to elect its new president. – Nigerians began voting for a new president on February 23, after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. Some 120,000 polling stations began opening from 0700 GMT, although there were indications of a delay in the delivery of some materials and deployment of staff, AFP reporters said. The presidential contest will see incumbent Muhammadu Buhari (APC) seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar (PDP). (Photo AFP)

The State chapter of the party through its Chairman, Saidu Haruna in a press conference in Birnin Kebbi alleged that the election in the state was characterised by impunity, vote buying and intimidation of its supporters (electorates) by security agents during the election in the state. The opposition party has also alleged that the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state had used traditional leaders in many parts of the state to influence their subjects vote for APC against their wishes.

Haruna said what transpired in Kebbi during the Presidential and National House of Assembly election as bastardization of international acceptable way of conducting election which according to him was not free and fair election.

He further accused the ruling APC in Kebbi of conniving with the security to intimidate members of PDP at poling units particularly in Argungu local government area where he alleged that the election was conducted at gun point where soldiers harassed PDP electorates.

In Argungu local government, soldiers were brought in , they harassed our members at poling units. “The election in Kebbi was also characterized by multiple vote buying ,APC agents were seen giving out textile materials and money to voters”, he alleged.

He warned that the PDP would never accept the result of the election and the harassment of its members again while stressing that the party will resist any attempt to scuttle its chances in the upcoming governorship election in the state.

In the same vein, the PDP governorship candidate,Senator Isah Galaudu also frowned at the conduct of the Presidential election in Kebbi State. .

He emphasized that the result and conduct of the election was unacceptable while calling on teeming supporters of PDP to remain calm and don’t hesitate to come out during the governorship election and exercise their franchise to vote candidates of their choice.

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