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Kwankwaso’s NNPP aligns with LP, PDP on name for outcomes cancellation

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This comes after a coalition of three political events together with the primary opposition Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP), Labour Social gathering, and the African Democratic Congress (ADC) collectively held a press convention in Abuja on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, the place they handed a vote of no confidence on the Chairman of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu.

Towing the identical line, the Nationwide Chairman of the NNPP, Prof. Rufai Alkali alleged that the incidents witnessed throughout the election confirmed INEC has taken the nation again to the pre-2015 period, the place poll field snatching, violence, and voting shopping for and safety companies supporting the ruling social gathering was prevalent.

He subsequently urged the fee to terminate the continued train and organise a recent one.

Alkali mentioned these throughout a press convention in Abuja on Tuesday, as he additionally accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the Legal professional-Common of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) of violating the Electoral Act by campaigning on election day by means of the show of the social gathering they voted for.

The NNPP additionally alleged that INEC disenfranchised its members by printing a blurry brand of the social gathering on poll papers.

Alkali’s phrases:INEC used essentially the most blurred picture of our brand within the poll paper that didn’t replicate the image of our social gathering. A lot of our social gathering supporters couldn’t determine the emblem. They not solely confused our supporters however disenfranchised them.

“On election day, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami had been seen exhibiting Nigerians which social gathering they need to vote for.

“Marketing campaign on election day quantities to inflicting a disaster for the reason that Electoral Act says the poll is secret. Marketing campaign on election day is unlawful primarily based on the Electoral Act.

“This illegality executed by the President and the Minister of Justice on election day speaks volumes. The election outcomes being introduced by INEC needs to be canceled.”

Talking additional, Alkali claimed that the present money crunch, occasioned by the brand new naira swap coverage, did little to forestall vote shopping for, as in keeping with him, folks had been seen sharing cash and uncooked meals in each electoral ward within the nation to induce voters.

Alkali added:Within the majority of the polling items, BVAS failed and a few didn’t work and other people weren’t allowed to vote. In most locations, poll containers had been filled with poll papers.

“The place BVAS labored, there have been makes an attempt to vary the outcomes of the election,” Alkali mentioned, including that political events had been advised that elections can be transmitted electronically.

“We had been advised election outcomes will probably be transmitted electronically, however the ruling social gathering and their candidate rejected it and INEC refused to add the ends in many of the polling items and election outcomes had been intercepted and altered.

“To avoid wasting our democracy and our nation, the current election outcomes should not be accepted by Nigerians and by all pals of Nigeria.

“We’re subsequently calling on the rapid suspension of the announcement of outcomes and the cancellation of the 2023 presidential election throughout the nation. New elections needs to be performed as quickly as attainable. The outcomes of the election had been modified on transit which is why the brand new electoral act seeks to keep away from.”