The Taraba State chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi has claimed that ballot papers were thumbprinted in the homes of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwarts in several locations across the state.
He lamented that so many members of the opposition were disenfranchised due to this action.
El-Sudi who made the allegations on Saturday in Jalingo said that reports from across the local governments especially where the APC was fully involved showed that there was no election as what happened was a mere charade.
The APC chieftain argued that the election has exposed the nefarious tendencies of the state governor and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), adding that they made deliberate efforts to undermine democracy.
He said, “It has become imperative for me to address you at this time. Ordinarily, local government election is supposed to be going on across the state and all of us should be busy with that. Unfortunately, electoral materials were taken to the homes of political stalwarts for thumb printing.
“The situation in locations such as Zing, Gashaka and other places is the same. Even in Jalingo here, there was no election at all in most of the polling units. This is very unfortunate.
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“I am, therefore, calling for complete cancellation of the election. This is such a sham and disgrace, and so we, as a party, cannot be associated with it.”
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