The All Progressives Congress,APC,have accused the Nigerian army of helping People’s Democracy Party,PDP,the opposition party to rigged elections in Song LGA area of Adamawa state.
The North east National Vice chairman,Comrade Mustapha Salihu while rejecting the outcome of last Saturday’s governorship election that was conducted by the Independent national electoral commission, INEC,in the state said soldiers were whisking ballot boxes and results of many units of Song LGA.
Salihu called on INEC to thoroughly probe the elections process in all the LGAs affected as earlier been petitioned.
He directly fingered out armed Military men on Sunday morning working against APC when the Brigade Commander has been unceremoniously taken to Abuja to help PDP achieve their aims.
“Since on Sunday morning we noticed with dismay how soldiers were glaring working against us.
” If one will begin to ask how can Brigade commandant of a whole Barracks be transferred at the heat period of an elections without prior notice? No! No!! The military have used their power against us for PDP. That we cannot take.”
“Soldiers whisked away results in Song,results of four wards were not release and officials of INEC were also aiding agents to tailored reports for opposition to rig the elections.” He fumed
In a Press conference at the party’s Secretariat in Yola, he said the 44 polling units are not the only areas that elections malpractices to have taken place.
According to him serious complains were tendered by the APC agents that a lot of election irregularities were reported in the LGAs of Hong,Michika, Song,Lamurde,Guyuk and Demsa but dumped by INEC.
He revealed that card readers were not used,APC agents were attacked, killing one of the agents in Hong by the opposition party,cases of over voting were reported in many areas and undue cancellation of results by INEC officials were also reported.
“We want to bring it to the notice of the general public that we reject the entire results of governorship elections held in Adamawa state, our petitions were rejected and is evident that the whole process has been compromised.” He said
While addressing the Press men along state party officials, Mustapha base their major complains on violence, killing and lynching of agents, petitions were dumped and results were tailored by INEC officials.
“We are calling for %100 probe by INEC and we must bring accountability on the table.” He added
He continue to say that the results are not the reflection of Adamawa people and their mandate must be brought back to them else they head to court in order to reclaim the mandate.
“We demand the full inquiry of the election process.” He Stated
You may wish to recall that Adamawa Governorship elections was declared inconclusive at the wee hours of Monday morning and assured of complementary elections in 44 polling units of LGAs affected