PDP, APC at war over result of Kebbi governorship election

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By Muhammad Lawal

The All Progressives Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Kebbi State are engaged in war of words of the results of the state governorship election declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The APC candidate is leading his PDP opponent by slight margin in the results announced so far by INEC.

A chieftain of APC in the state, Alhaji Abubakar Gari-Malam, ha called on the INEC to declare the governorship election results.

In interview granted on Sunday, Gari-Malam had calling for declaration of APC candidate, Dr Nasiru Idris, as the winner of the election.

But this did not go down well with the PDP revealed in a statement on Monday signed by Alhaji Sani Dododo, Chairman of the party’s Publicity Committee in the state.
While rejecting the call by the APC chieftain, Dododo said: “The PDP has dismissed the call by Alhaji Abubakar Gari Malam, Shettiman Gwandu to declare the results of the inconclusive Kebbi State Gubernatorial elections, describing it as premature, baseless and contemptuous to the electoral process.


“The recent newspaper interview credited to Alhaji Abubakar Malam calling on the INEC to declare APC gubernatorial candidate as duly returned is not only undemocratic but an attempt to undermine constitutional powers of INEC and call for anarchy in the state.”

While describing the act as unfortunate, desperate and overzealous attempt to grab power, Dododo assured that INEC had been very open before arriving at the decision to pronounce Kebbi governorship election as inconclusive.

“There is no iota of doubt that Abubakar Malam is having a sinister intent out of the uninformed declaration call,” he said.

He, however, appealed to all PDP loyalists as well as the general public to be calm and remain law abiding while awaiting formal announcement from INEC.