Rabiu Bichi Chairman, Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to declare the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Abba Kabir winner to avoid the eruption of violence.
The PDP chairman made the warning on Monday while briefing newsmen on the suspension of the governorship election result collation by the INEC.
According to Bichi, “the election has been won by our candidate, therefore, the INEC should declare our candidate as the winner because we have scored the highest votes. “We have no problems with the recalling of the Nassarawa results, but we should be declared winners with the already results at hand.
“If you declare us a winner, and later you don’t get the results for Nassarawa you can go for supplementary elections, but you should just declare us winners final,’’
Bichi said the INEC had set bad precedence adding that it should give the party its mandate to avoid problems. Newsmen report that the electoral body had suspended the collation of the results at the early hours of Monday due to security challenges at the Nasarawa Local Government collation
Newsmen also recalled that the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), in Kano announced that some hoodlums attacked the
“Our Primary and Secondary Sources entered in 10 wards of the Nassarawa local government results. “Therefore, I assure you that the results are intact and we are going to recall them and in the presence of party agents announce them,” he assured.