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APC Rejects Niger East Bye-Election Results



All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State on Sunday rejected the result of Niger East Senatorial bye-election which gave victory to Dr. Shem Nuhu Zagbayi of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The spokes man of the Party, Mr. Jonathan Vatsa in a swift reaction in Minna said that the result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the early hours of Sunday was “unacceptable” to the party.

Vatsa also said.“the party is currently studying the result and will make its position known, but for now the result is unacceptable.

“we are yet to take a decision on the outcome of the bye-election, all I know for is that the result announced by INEC is not acceptable and in due course the official position of the party will be announced.

“According to him,the next line of action on the bye-election will be taken after consultations at the state level. We are also in touch with the National Headquarters of the party and our position will be made known”.

The APC publicity secretary wondered on the moral right of the state governor, Babangida Aliyu to have said that the victory for PDP was a reflection of the confidence the people have in the party when he knew that the conduct of the election contravened the Electoral Act.

“It is a known fact that the outcome of the by-election was a total rigging between PDP and INEC. It took a party that has been in power for over 15 years to use money to induce, use fake security agents to intimidate and INEC to doctor the results to “win” bye-election.

“It is sad that our governor who preside over failed 10 kilometre road project in each of the 25 local government areas of the state and many other failed or over inflated but not executed projects could say that the party (PDP) enjoys acceptability.

“The governor has no moral justification to speak because he lost the last bye-election in his unit, ward and local government. In fact Governor has never won any election in his local government, ward and unit”.

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