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Atiku leads PDP protest to INEC headquarters

Members and supporters of the main opposition peoples democratic party (PDP) are protesting on the streets of Abuja.

They had converged at the presidential campaign office of the party in Maitama, and proceeded to the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The presidential candidate of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is personally leading the protest.

Cancellation of results

Similarly, Niger state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party PDP has called for the cancellation of last week Presidential and National Assembly elections in some wards that have been taken over by bandits in four local government councils.

Chairman of the party Barrister Tanko Beji made the call while addressing Newsmen at the party secretariat in Minna.

Niger state PDP Chairman, Bar Tanko Beji

Barrister Tanko Beji explained that the four local government councils that election did not take place in some poling units are Rafi, Shiroro, Paiko and Mariga.

He however exppressed dismay that despite the fact that elections did not hold in such wards and poling units in some local government councils in Niger state results were announced by INEC thereby calling for it’s cancellation for equity fairness and justice.

He also wondered why some BVAS machines were not used in most poling units while police were not deployed in many poling units in Niger state.

On APC situation room at Mamman Kolo street in Bosso local government council of Niger state that has been raided by the police, Barrister Tanko Beji called on Nigeria police to sealed the house and hasten investigation into the matter to unravel truth of the matter.

He, however, alleged that BVAS machine voters registers electoral materials PVC’S INEC adhoc staff and some youth corp members have been found in the house.

Also speaking the PDP Senatorial Candidate, Niger East Senatorial District, Ibrahim Isiyaku said he will challenge at the tribunal alleged widespread vote buying absent of BVAS machines and announcement of election results in places were election did not take place.

Reporting by Victorson Agbenson and Aliyu Lawal; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino and Tony Okerafor