A group, the Coalition of 28 Political Parties in Sokoto State has rejected the outcome of last week’s supplementary governorship election in the state.
“The elections were hugely marred by myriads of flaws which had rendered the results of the polls, null, void and unacceptable,” it stated.
Addressing journalists in Sokoto, yesterday, the secretary of the coalition, Musa Aliyu, said, “The elections were characterised by massive vote buying, intimidation, non-use of Card Reader machine as well as duplication of voting in polling units were the polls were earlier conducted.”
He added: “The polls were characterised by acts of violence which contravened the nation’s electoral laws and Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Aliyu said they also observed that certain polling units were left out as elections were not conducted there.
“The coalition, which comprises of patriotic and seasoned democrats, has therefore deemed it necessary to unravel these infractions on the Electoral Act, 2010 as amended, as well as INEC Electoral Guidelines,” he said.
He expressed the coalition’s support of the action of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to seek legal redress for the “injustices meted to it, its gubernatorial candidate and his running mate.