2011: Northern Opposition Parties Vow To Reject Election Results if Rigging Occurs.
As the Independent National Electoral Commission battles to tackle grand plots by some political parties to rig the 2011 election, northern opposition parties have unanimously resolved to reject the 2011 election if rigging occurs. Going by the decision, no governor, senator or legislator would be allowed to assume office anywhere in the north if their elections are associated with rigging. This is against past practices where the accused is allowed into office while the aggrieved takes his case to the election tribunal.
Chairman of the Democratic People's Party (DPP), Major General Jeremiah Useni who confirmed the development said "We will henceforth no longer allow anybody who is accused of rigging elections to govern us until the matter is resolved".
According to him "The era of allowing people who rigged elections to govern us is over and in 2011,we will not allow this and we are ready to bear the consequences"
The decision of the opposition parties is coming against the backdrop of allegations by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) of a grand plan by some political parties to rig the 2011 elections.
The ACN said the stealing of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) machines at the airport was a clear evidence of this plot.