Sokoto Governor rejects INEC’s decision to declare election inconclusive

Ismail Umar, Sokoto


The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, says the decision of independent National Electoral Commission, INEC is unconstitutional.

Governor Tambuwal stated this while briefing Journalists on the recent decision by INEC to declare the gubernatorial election in Sokoto State as inconclusive.

He said the decision showed that the Commission was planning to take side and do something against the will of Sokoto People.

“INEC should review their decision and understand that their decision is not quoted in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
‘As such INEC should declare Peoples Democratic Party the winner because it is still leading with the highest votes”.
Governor Tambuwal said.

He added that the section 179 sub- section 2 of the Constitution stated clearly that the election was concluded so there was need to urgently declare the Peoples Democratic Party the winner having the highest votes for the election.

Governor Tambuwal challenged INEC that it has not communicated to them stating the reasons for cancellation of about 136 polling units across the twenty two local government areas of the state.

Consolidated Democracy
He however maintained that he believes PDP won election in the state and INEC should respect the will of Sokoto people and ensure consolidated democracy.

He also said that INEC should understand that the whole world is watching them.

Tambuwal noted that if the commission communicate to them their reasons and his party is satisfied they will fully participate in the re-run election.

The Governor commended people of the state for coming out en mass to vote for his party.

He also hailed security agencies for their giant stride in providing adequate security before, during and after the election.