Ongoing LG polls in Adamawa marred with election irregularities-APC Chair Laments


The ongoing Local Government (LG) Elections in Adamawa has been described to be characterised with a lots of election irregularities in all the 21 LGAs in the state.

Dr Hassan Musa Dabuto,an All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman of song LGA lamented over the suspicious move by the State independent Electoral commission (ADSIEC) to have failed to move sensitive and non sensitive election materials to 161 polling units of the LG.

Musa who granted an interview with our correspondent in Yola described the ongoing election to be a deliberate action by PDP, the ruling party to disenfranchise thousands of people to participate from the election process.

He accused ADSIEC to have connived with the ruling party to sabotage the mandate of APC in Song LG which is their democratic right to vote a candidates of their choice.

Dabuto who is the ALGON chairman of all the 21 LGAs under the APC, the opposition party said it is the information reaching from various LGAs,that materials have not been taken down to wards and polling units but kept and safeguards at the LGA headquarters.

“As I’m talking to You right now ,no materials weather sensitive or non sensitive has been transported to the polling units for the election to be conducted.

“All we notice at the ADSIEC office in Song, no adhoc or any agents from other party has been called upon to sort or receive election materials,and the police bared anybody to go close to the materials but vehicles of PDP candidates are going in and out the office collecting materials to an undisclosed place.” He said

He however called on all APC loyalists to remain camp and peaceful as their rights cannot be toil down for no just cost.

“If our rights of voting cannot be guarantee after huge promises by the Government of the day and ADSIEC to conduct a very credible election we don’t have an option than to go to court to seek for redress.” He added

Much efforts were made to speak with the state Chairman,Adamawa independent Electoral commission (ADSIEC), Alhaji Isa Shettima failed as his telephone rang severally without answering.

You could recall that in his early interview with our reporter assured the people of Adamawa state that election will be conducted free and fair with all materials transported to all LGAs for onward distribution to wards and polling units.