The Alternative Party of Nigeria (APN) has called for cancellation of governorship election result in Kwara State over omission of its name and logo from the ballot paper by INEC.
The governorship candidate of the party, Amb. Muhammed Abubakar, made the call in Ilorin Saturday during a press conference where he called the attention of Nigerians to what he described as “injustice done to him and his party.”
Abubakar who said he was sure of winning at the poll, said failure of INEC to cancel the poll will only question the integrity of the electoral empire.
“I am addressing the press because my party logo was omitted from the ballot paper for the governorship election,” he said.
“I contested under the party and won as the candidate of the party, my name was sent to INEC. I was cleared by INEC and my name was on the list when it was pasted. But I was surprised this morning that my party’s name and logo was not on the ballot paper. My supporters came out en masse to vote but could not see the party’s name.
“I called INEC national headquarters to complain about it and took a protest letter to Kwara INEC which was rejected. I am rejecting the election and no result should be announced.
“I am demanding justice from INEC to cancel the election and conduct another one within two weeks because I am certain of winning the election as governor of the state. I have been denied my right and if the election is not cancelled, then the integrity of INEC should be questioned,” Abubakar said.
When asked if he was part of those who stepped down for the APC candidate, he said “I was not part of the parties that declared support for the APC few days to election.”