Abdul Mohammed Isa, Niger State
The outcome of the Gubernatorial election in Niger State, North Central Nigeria has generated protest from the women wing of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The protest led by women chieftains of the party was staged to show their grievances on the alleged misconduct and misappropriation of the electoral process during the governorship elections in some parts of the State.
While explaining to Voice Of Nigeria’s Abdul Mohammed Isa, one of the coordinators of the protest, Dorothy Nuhu said they were out to tell Nigerians and the International Communities that the election in the state was not free and fair as promised by INEC.
“We do not want in its entirety the results that have been announced by ” INEC” of Niger State as the Gubernatorial and States house Of Assembly results ,those results are artificial, fake, and not having semblance of reality at all.”
Ms Dorothy Nuhu said the PDP doesn’t deserve the results allotted to it despite reaching out to nooks and crannies of the state with thousands of their members.
She pointed out that they have confidence of wining the election in most of their strong areas if it was conducted well.
“Our agents were bullied and intimidated while some of them arrested , the party is right now making effort for their bail,” Dorothy said.
She however stated that the women wing of the Peoples’ Democratic Party in Niger State was considering taking the issue to the law court for redress to get their mandate back.
When contacted on the allegations , the All Progressive Congress (APC) Chairman in Niger State, Engineer Jibreel Imam urged the PDP women wing to forward their grievances to the appropriate authorities if they have prove of their allegation.
The Gubernatorial election results announced by Professor Angela Freeman of the Independent Electoral Commission already shows that Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, the incumbent Governor Of the State Scores 526,412 votes defeating Alhaji Umar Mohammed Nasko Of the PDP with 298,065 Votes.