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Bwari Rerun: PDP Cautions Against Rigging

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bwari Area Council Chapter, has cautioned against any attempt to manipulate the chairmanship and councillorship re-elections, slated for Saturday.

The Acting Chairman of the party in the council, Mr Bilyaminu Sani, gave the warning in a statement on Wednesday in Bwari.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the chairmanship and councillorship elections in the council held on March 9, inconclusive.

INEC attributed the development to thuggery and violence at some polling units.

Sani added that the warning became necessary as there were alleged attempts by some persons to disrupt the entire process, thereby, subverting the will of the people.

“We are drawing the attention of the Minister of the FCT, Mr Mohammed Bello, who has shown his neutrality throughout the election, our traditional and spiritual leaders, the Inspector-General of Police and the Commissioner of police, FCT command.

” We also call the attention of the Area Commander, Kubwa and all the Divisional Police Officers under Bwari Area Council to be watchful,’’ he said.

Sani said that that it was evident that the PDP won the March 9 elections with a wide margin against the All Progressives Party (APC).

He alleged that collated result sheets for Kawu Ward were destroyed by unknown persons during the violence that resulted in the cancellation of the elections.

The chairman called on INEC to be non-partisan throughout the entire process.

He called on the party supporters and electorate in the affected areas to come out en masse without fear of intimidation to vote for their candidates.

In a related development, the Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bwari Chapter, Mr Aliyu Shere, said that the party was ready for the elections.

Shere who stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Bwari, added that the party had no intention to violate the electoral process.

“INEC has told us that they are set to conduct the rerun and the APC has no option than to incline.
“We are set, if we win or lose, either way, we will take it in good faith,” Shere said.

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