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PDP rejects results in Kano, six other states

By The Citizen

The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday called on INEC to cancel the results in Kano, Gombe, Kaduna, Jigawa, Katsina, Bauchi and Kogi states.

The party said its call was necessitated by what it called massive irregularities   in the seven states.

The Deputy National Chairman of the party,   Uche Secondus,   at a news conference in Abuja   alleged that irregularities such as underaged voting, night voting and harassment of PDP supporters   took place in the   states.

But in Rivers State where the state chapter of the APC also called for the cancellation of the elections, INEC said it had sent a three-man committee   to investigate   alleged irregularities that characterised the conduct of the polls.

The committee headed by   the Supervisory National Commissioner for the state, Thelma Iremirem, has M.K Hammanga and Lai Olurode as members.

A statement by the Secretary to the commission, Augusta Ogakwu, explained that the action was necessitated by the call for the cancellation of the elections in the state by the APC.

Ogakwu   said in the statement that the members of the committee had left for a fact-finding mission to the state.

The statement read, 'Further to the allegation made by the APC on the conduct of the presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday   in Rivers State and its call for the cancellation of the exercise, INEC has set up a fact-finding mission to ascertain the veracity of the claims and allegations and to advise the commission and the Chief Electoral Commissioner/Returning Officer for the presidential elections.'


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