Borno PDP Rejects Presidential, Senate, House of Reps Elections Results
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The People Democratic party ( PDP), in Borno state has rejected the presidential, Senatorial and the House representative elections held in the 8 local governments of the Borno central.
The PDP led by the Borno Central Senatorial Candidate of the Party, Barrister Mohammed Kumalia at a press Conference held at the NUJ centre, Maiduguri on Tuesday alleged that the elections were characterized by irregularities such over voting, thuggery, non use of BIVAS for the accreditation and uploading of result, intimidation and indiscriminate alterations of result, SD well as vote buying and bribing of INEC officials.
The PDP therefore, called on the INEC to cancel the presidential, Senate, House of representative elections results in the 8 Local governments areas that made up the Senator district.
” We call on the Borno State Resident Electoral Commissioner and the collation and Returning officers for the Presidential, Senate and House of Representative seats within Borno Central Senatorial District to cancel the elections in all the eight local government in respect of the presidential, Senate and House of Representatives for Maiduguri, Jere, Dikwa, Mafa and Konduga as well as Bama, Ngala and Kala Balge Federal constituencies, as the elections has failed to meet the minimum requirements of the election guidelines, the Election Manual as well as the Electoral Act, 2023.”
Kumalia alleged that the elections were characterized by incidences of over voting in several units across the local government. The MMC In particular, Lamisla Jabbamari, Bolori I, Bolori II, Gwange I, II, and III, Shehuri South, Shehuri North among others.
“Result sheets from the Units were not uploaded to the INEC server/portal after the elections at the units in accordance with the election guidelines. Alteration of results of units after completion of elections across the 15 wards of the local government destruction of ballot papers by APC stalwarts BIVAS machine was not used in some polling units.
Elections did not hold in some polling units. Results of elections in some polling units won by PDP were not entered into the collation sheet at the ward level, ” the PDP lamented.