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PDP rejects result of gubernatorial polls in Kaduna

PDP Chairman in Kaduna State, Mr Felix Hassan Hyet while briefing newsmen. Photo: Shindong Bala/Radio Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party in Kaduna State has rejected the declaration of Senator Uba Sani by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as the winner of the gubernatorial election held last Saturday.

The Party Chairman in the State, Mr Felix Hassan Hyet stated this while briefing newsmen on the position of the party regarding the declaration in Kaduna.

Mr Hassan Hyet described as questionable the result announced by the electoral empire saying it was vote allocation and not a reflection of the true results at the various polling units.

“The State Gubernatorial Returning Officer, Prof. Lawal Suleiman Bilbis, used the questionable results to declare Sen. Uba Sani of the APC as elected with 730,002 votes against 719,196 votes allocated to our Candidate, Rt. Hon. Mohamed Isah Ashiru of the PDP. The PDP reiects this result and the declaration of Sen. Uba Sani as winner of the Gubernatorial Elections of 18/03/2023 in our dear Kaduna State.” He noted.

The PDP Chairman wondered why INEC sets aside the results at it’s portal which is much reliable and insist on using the results from the Returning Officers which according to him were changed several times.

“You wil please recall my Press Conference yesterday, 20th March, 2023 during which I demanded the use of authentic results from the INEC Server (IReV) as the only accepted results for declaration of governorship in our State.

This was because the lack of transparency from INEC Officials was glaring and justice will NOT be done” Mr Hayet reiterated.

The state party chairman maintained that the party had commenced actions in accordance with the law with a view to claim mandate of the party and appeal for continuous prayers and support from its members

Reporting by Shindong Bala; Editing by abdullahi Lamino and Julian Osamoto