PDP kicks as APC wins Katsina bye-election

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has rejected the early Sunday morning declaration of Ibrahim Danjuma, the candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as the winner of the Sabuwa State Constituency Bye-election conducted on Saturday November 30

The Katsina State Chairman of the party, Alhaji Salisu Majigiri who made the above disclosure shortly while reacting to the declaration of the final results by the Returning Officer, Dr Usman Adamu Bello of ABU, Zaria, told newsmen at the INEC LG headquarter in Sabuwa, that the election was marred by irregularities, vote buying and substantial non compliance with the provisions of the electoral act,

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He further announced that the party will challenge the results at the election petition tribunal when establish to retrieve their mandate

He said ’’we will go to court, because this election will not stand legal scrutiny, there were several cases of irregularities, including vote buying, and falsification of results’’

Reacting to the allegations by the PDP Chairman, the Deputy Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, and Staunch member of APC, Alhaji Dalhatu Tafoki, described the allegations by the opposition party as typical of a serial political loser and wondered when the party will ever accept an electoral defeat in good faith both at the national and local level

He said ’’we thank God for this electoral victory, it demonstrates the implicit confidence the people have in APC and we shall strive to deliver on our mandates’’

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