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INEC did not conduct governorship polls in parts of Kaduna – witnesses



Thirteen observers on Tuesday told the Kaduna State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal that the March 9 governorship decisions did not hold in parts of Zaria Local Government Area of the state. The observers, who affirmed in the interest of the solicitors, the Peoples Democratic Party and its competitor, Alhaji Isah Ashiru, likewise said even where the survey held, it was upset and damaged by inconsistencies.

The observers for the most part from Kwarbai ward ‘A’ with 26 surveying units said studies either did not happen or were not deduced in a portion of the surveying units. Reviewed that Prof. Muhammad Garba, the gathering officer of Zaria LGA, had proclaimed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) surveyed 111, 014 votes while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had 35, 356 votes during the governorship race.

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In any case, the PDP witnesses told the Tribunal that decisions did not hold in some surveying units, while results from some surveying units where races held were tempered with. Yahaya Abubakar, an observer who said he filled in an operator to the PDP in surveying units 014, Kwarbai Award told the Tribunal that “race did not occur in my surveying unit, however shockingly, I have later demonstrated the aftereffect of the race implied to have exuded from INEC without the official stamp.” Another observer, Ahmed Babajo additionally a specialist said that decisions did not happen at surveying Unit 008, including “I was astonished that INEC declared the consequence of a race that never occurred.”

Mohammed M. Amfani, another observer from surveying unit 032 likewise, said: “decision did not hold in my surveying unit. However, INEC discharged an outcome from that equivalent surveying unit which had no stamp or mark on it.” Also, Sadam Shehu of surveying unit 001 said, “as the operator of my gathering, I can affirm races did not hold in my surveying Unit on March 9.

“Indeed, even the outcome from INEC didn’t have a stamp of the directing officer.” Danjuma Garba likewise, an observer stated, “race occurred at 011 surveying unit; however, the outcome from INEC affirmed duplicate did not mirror the actual outcome. “It was changed and given figures which did not mirror the result of the decision.” Another observer, Mohammed A. Dogara, likewise affirmed that decision never held at 001 surveying unit because INEC authorities did not appear at that surveying unit.

” But I later observed outcome from INEC that races were held. However, there was no stamp on the outcomes sheet from INEC, and the mark on the sheet isn’t mine as well”. Tukur Mustapha additionally told the Tribunal that there was no decision at unit 006, “because the INEC authorities did not bring any race materials at the surveying unit. “Yet, INEC reported an outcome with my name composed on the outcome sheet without a mark.

” On his part, Abdulrahman Lawal told the Tribunal that decision was led in his surveying unit, 003 and that he was given a pink duplicate of the outcome with his name and mark on it as an operator. He, in any case, said that he was later demonstrated another outcome sheet exuding from INEC with different scores by the ideological groups. Another observer, Bello Ubaidullah, who filled in as examination specialist of the applicants at Kwarbai ward A, said “there was no assemblage of results at the whole 26 surveying units of the ward because the decision was disturbed by security operators.


“I was astonished to get results from INEC, marked by another ward gathering specialist we didn’t have an inkling.” Meanwhile, the Ibrahim Bako-drove Tribunal which had so far taken an aggregate of 16 witnesses, has suspended to June 19, for the continuation of hearing. Mr. Elisha Kurah (SAN), Counsel to the solicitors who addressed correspondents after the dismissal, said they would take the same number of observers as they could out of the 685 they amassed, inside the 14 days given by the Tribunal.