Kaduna State Gubernatorial Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Isa Mohammed Ashiru has threatened Court Action as a result of the reports obtained by their party from across the State indicates that the elections were marred by a lot of irregularities.
He made it known in a press conference in kaduna that, It is on these established irregularities that their party in a petition to the State Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, rejecting the results and called for its outright cancellation.
“it is important for you to note that available reports have shown that Smart Card Readers were not used during the elections in a lot of polling units in Giwa, Birnin Gwari, Kaduna North, Igabi, Zaria, Lere and Ikara Local Government Areas.
“It is our firm believe that the non-usage of the Card Readers which is a violation of the electoral guidelines have rendered the results from these areas invalid and should have been cancelled.
“Another issue of concern to our party was the clear militarization of the electoral process in various part of the State,as military personnel were used to intimidate voters particularly in the areas where our party has an overwhelming strength and support. Of a particular example is the use of military in Birnin Gwari and Kauru local government areas. Soldiers were also used to alter the result of our House of Assembly Candidate to in Makera Constituency of Kaduna South local government area.
“I am sure a lot of People in Kaduna State will consider it unbelievable the disparity between the numbers of votes obtained in the Presidential elections and the Governorship elections. How could the people of Kaduna State be convinced that the APC could get more votes during the governorship elections than it got in the last Presidential elections.
“Based on this and other irregularities, I hereby stand by the position of my party to challenge the concocted results at the election tribunal to get back our stolen mandate”,.
He expressed his appreciation to the people of Kaduna State, especially those who cast their votes for his Party PDP and for showing support to them during the governorship and Houses of Assembly Elections which took place last Saturday the March 9th 2019.
He also called on their supporters and citizens of Kaduna State to remain calm and be law abiding.