The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi State has rejected all the outcomes of Saturday’s native authorities elections within the state, saying that the outcomes as introduced by the Bauchi State Impartial Electoral Fee (BASIEC) have been mere political chicanery and mischievous shenanigan masterminded by the ruling Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP).
Native authorities elections have been carried out within the state final Saturday for the primary time in over 12 years with the ruling PDP clearing all of the 20 chairmanship seats and the 323 councillorship seats within the state.
With a proper announcement of the outcomes of the elections, which witnessed voters’ apathy, the state governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, sworn within the newly elected council chairmen in Bauchi on Sunday and charged them to maneuver nearer to the folks on the grassroots.
Addressing a press convention in Bauchi, the state chairman of the social gathering, Alhaji Ahmed Uba Nana, described the elections as a ploy by the PDP-led state authorities to deprive the folks of the state their constitutionally assured proper to train their franchise.
The APC chairman declared that what occurred throughout the elections have been clearly theft, which he mentioned his social gathering utterly disassociated itself from.
“As a political social gathering, the APC completely disassociated itself from the broad-day theft of the peoples’ mandate and shall throughout the confines of the legislation, try to revive the mentioned mandate as quickly as practicable,” Uba Nana mentioned.
In line with him, any individuals sworn in to workplace primarily based on the illegal PDP/BASIEC outcomes are solely occupying the seats illegally and with out the assist of the folks.
He, nevertheless, mentioned that his social gathering wouldn’t strategy the state native authorities elections petition tribunal, which was inaugurated on thirteenth October, 2020, including that APC is not going to get justice from the tribunal.
Alhaji Uba Nana known as on safety businesses within the state to adjust to their constitutional position of defending lives and property of residents, including that they need to not enable themselves to be helpful instruments within the arms of the state authorities to victimize APC members within the state.
He then known as on his social gathering members and different stakeholders within the state to stay law-abiding, assuring them that the social gathering will do the whole lot attainable throughout the confines of the legislation to revive its mandate as given by the folks of the state throughout the elections.