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APC rejects Bauchi governorship election results, allege irregularities

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the governorship election results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bauchi State, alleging irregularities.

The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Felix Morka, in a statement on Monday, asked INEC to probe alleged over-voting, BVAS compromise and widespread violence during the governorship election in the state.

Recall that INEC on Monday declared Sen. Bala Mohammed of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the election.

The incumbent governor polled 525,280 votes to defeat his closest contender, APC’s Abubakar, who garnered 432,272 votes.

According to Abubakar on the elections results said, “Our preliminary interrogation of INEC e–platforms produced evidence of unprecedented manipulation of the results in total disregard of extant electoral laws and rules.

“It is clear to us that based on what we now know, I am the clear winner of this election.

“How else can someone explain the results from Toro, Warji, Zaki, Alkaleri and Bauchi Local Government Areas, where violence led to the cancellation of results among others”

He, however, He added that the party would consult stakeholders and come up with a position on the election result but appreciates residents of the state for supporting him and the party in the election and implored them to remain calm and peaceful.

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