By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
A Coalition of 28 registered political parties in Sokoto state have declared with vehemence a total rejection of outcome of the gubernatorial elections results by INEC as it extends formidable support to the action of the APC seeking legal redress for the injustices to its candidate and his running mate.
It noted with concern that the exercise was grossly marred and characterised by flaws which rendered the results null, void and unacceptable.
” The coalition hereby reject the results and dissociate itself with whatever is related to it.”
Similarly, the coalition which comprised of patriotic and seasoned democrats deemed it necessary to unravel all infractions on the Electoral Act, 2010 as amended as well as INEC’s Electoral Guidelines.
Addressing a press conference in Sokoto Tuesday evening, Leader of the Coalition and Chairman, Nigerian Elementary Democratic Party, Alhaji Musa Aliyu said the conduct of the supplementary polls was evidently characterized by violence, hence contravened the nation’s electoral laws and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
” To say the fact, the exercise was undoubtedly characterised by votes buying, intimidation, non use of the smart card reader device as well perfected duplication of voting in polling units where the polls were earlier conducted. Also certain polling units were left out as elections were not conducted”, Aliyu pointed out while calling the attention of lovers and protectors of democracy, both home and abroad as well as International Observer Groups and defenders of democracy to what he described as ‘obnoxious’ development which has rendered the exercise ineffective thus appealing for peace and calm by its supporters and other law abiding citizens of Sokoto state while awaiting the outcome of the litigation on the polls.