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Jigawa: PDP Meeting candidate kicks as INEC points Certificates to opponent amid claims of inconclusive election

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The Peoples Democratic Occasion, PDP, candidate, Gwaram State Constituency in Jigawa State, Mr Zakaria Muhammad Inuwa, has expressed disappointment with the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, for issuing a Certificates of Return to his All Progressives Congress, APC, rival regardless of inconclusive election.

Reacting to the issuance of Certificates of Return in a press release he despatched to DAILY POST, Inuwa identified that he had on March 20, 2023 despatched a petition to the INEC headquarters, Abuja difficult the outcomes of Gwaram State Constituency.

In keeping with him, the petition was written after feeling that the Jigawa Resident Electoral Commissioner was going forward to situation a Certificates of Return opposite to the related provisions of guidelines and pointers of election, notably because the Collation Officer had declared the outcomes inclusive as a result of huge irregularities.

The irregularities, he identified, occurred in Sara Ward polling Unit 009 with 577votes, Tsangarwa Ward, Polling Unit 001 with 1,340votes and Kila Ward polling unit 018 with 739 votes

Complete 7,214.”

The assertion claimed that the cancellation of the items should have rendered the outcomes worthless, therefore, he was shocked that Yakubu Ado Zandam of APC was issued a Certificates of Return.

The assertion famous: “It was primarily based on the cancellation of the above polling items that the Resident Electoral Officer declared the election inconclusive.

“Sadly, after the declaration, some political thugs have been deployed by the APC management and have been used to power the Native Authorities INEC Returning Officer to declare the APC’s candidate because the winner of the election which was earlier declared inconclusive.

“Because of this, it’s fairly clear that the Returning Officer was stated to have declared the APC’s candidate winner of the election beneath duress which violates 2023 electoral legal guidelines.”

Reacting to the assertion, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Muhammad Bashar, informed DAILY POST that he was not conscious of the inconclusive declaration, neither was he in receipt of a petition difficult the Gwaram State Constituency outcomes.

He stated: “I used to be on the State Collation Middle when Gwaram Electoral Officer and his Returning Officer got here to the place and introduced this end result to the State collation officer.

“None of them raised the difficulty of intimidation or making them declare the end result beneath duress. So what would you like me to do? At some extent after the collation and declaration, there’s a state collation officer.

“Two of them got here to my workplace, and the returning officer complained to me that he was crushed however he escaped together with his life. If not they might have killed him. I pray to God to present him speedy restoration.”