APC rejects Sokoto governorship election results
The All Progressive Congress (APC), in Sokoto State, has rejected the results of the 2019 Gubernatorial elections declared by the returning officer, Professor Fatima Batulu Mukhtar in Sokoto on Sunday.
The State Publicity Secretary of the party, Sambo Bello Danchadi, stated this while addressing journalists at the residence of the State party leader, Senator Aliyu Wamakko on Sunday.
According to Danchadi: “The so called winning margins of 342 votes is far less in number than the registered voters in polling units where elections were not held, which is a contravention of the electoral law.
“The APC in Sokoto State has since laid our complains to the Sokoto Office of INEC on breaches of the electoral law and outright rigging perpectrated by our opponent during elections.
“We also laid a complaint that elections were conducted twice in some polling units and the figures of the two elections were added up as one election.
“We further drew the attention of INEC to a number of polling units that were cancelled as a result of violent attacks by party thugs, while others were arbitrarily cancelled to please certain political party interest.”
The party however condemned the actions of INEC to declare a winner without giving them a fair hearing in all the complaints and the position of the electoral process.
Meanwhile, the state chapter of APC has assured its teeming supporters that it will explore all avenues within the law to protect and defend their votes in favour of the party candidates.
The statement further expressed a sincere thanks to the citizens of the state, especially the APC supporters for their faith in the party.