Adamawa election: Fintiri, PDP pressurising INEC to deny Binani victory – APC
The All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused Adamawa Governor Ahmadu Fintiri and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of trying to subvert the will of the electorate.
A statement Monday morning by National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka charged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to stop them.
The party also called the attention of security services to “thuggery, violence, intimidation and undue pressure” to disrupt the final collation and announcement of the governorship election.
Morka noted that results so far show “a clear and decisive victory for Senator Aishatu Dahiru (Binani)”, its gubernatorial candidate.
The spokesperson said that faced with “imminent and certain prospect of loss”, thugs allegedly led by Fintiri have unleashed armed thugs to disrupt further collation.
“The Governor is reported to have torn result sheets at the collation centre in a show of unprecedented impunity and executive brigandage.”
The APC said it was aware of the pressure on INEC and law enforcement authorities to cave in to the inordinate demands of the PDP to subvert final collation and announcement.
Morka noted that the party was confident that INEC and our law enforcement authorities would stand firm and conclude the election process as required by law.
The party insists the result of the election in Fufore Local Government must not be tampered with as Binani “holds a clear, unassailable lead, only awaiting final collation and declaration by INEC”.
The statement added that Nigeria is on the cusp of a major democratic record with the emergence of first female Governor and urged citizens to protect “this historic victory for women and country.”