The Peoples Democratic Party in Katsina State have rejected the result of Saturday’s Governorship election in the state. On Tuesday, the party said it was heading for the court to challenge the result.
The Director General of PDP Campaign Council in the state, Dr. Mustapha Inuwa revealed the position of the party at a press conference in Katsina.
The PDP campaign council director general declared on behalf of the party: “We reject the result of last Saturday’s Governorship election in totality. The election was characterised by violence, financial inducement, intimidation of civil servants and many other malpractices.
“We are heading for court to challenge the result. It is really sad that instead of allowing the electorates to freely elect their leaders, cases of malpractices, including intimidation of civil servants, financial inducement, thuggery and other acts of violence were employed to twist the electorates’ choice.
“I know by the grace of God we are going to win,” Inuwa enthused.
He also observed that despite the low turnout of voters during the Governorship election, compared to the voter turnout recorded during the Presidential and National Assembly elections, the results of the governorship election showed that the APC scored almost twice what it scored in the previous Presidential election in the state, stressing, “they added only few thousand figures to our party that came first in the Presidential election, to show that they are not smart at all.”
Inuwa appealed to the party members and followers in the state to remain law abiding and continue to support the party.