By-elections: PRP challenges PDP’s victory in tribunal | Dailytrust

By-elections: PRP challenges PDP’s victory in tribunal

Peoples Redemption Party (PRP)
Peoples Redemption Party (PRP)

The candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Muhammad Adam Alkali, has vowed to challenge the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded by-election of Jos-North/Bassa Federal Constituency.

Alkali claimed he won the election with a majority of lawful votes against the declared winner under the PDP.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) returning officer, Dr Yinka Oyerinde, had on Sunday declared Musa Aga of the PDP winner of the by-election.

However, the PRP candidate in an interview in Jos said all plans had been concluded to challenge the declaration of the PDP candidate as the winner at the election tribunal.

“We have enough evidence to prove that in some electoral wards and many polling units over-voting took place.

“It is evidently clear that manual accreditation was made in some places, in others even the manual accreditation were not made rather ballot stuffing were made in favour of the alleged winner of the election,” he said.

Meanwhile, the candidate of PDP in the just concluded by-election for Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency, Mike Usibe, on Monday formally rejected the results of the election announced by the INEC.

Usibe, in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, vowed to challenge the outcome of the election in court, saying he has substantial evidence such as bullet shells, those wounded and photographs of thugs sponsored by the ruling party to snatch ballot boxes, tampering with ballot papers and result sheets.

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