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PDP alleges irregularities in Katsina, Kano polls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that last Saturday’s House of Representatives bye-election in Katsina State was ‎full of irregularities.    The opposition party also claimed…

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that last Saturday’s House of Representatives bye-election in Katsina State was ‎full of irregularities. 

 
The opposition party also claimed that the last Saturday’s Kano State Local Council election was characterised by "outright cheating, open under-aged voting and ballot stuffing" describing it as a mockery of democracy.  
 
In a statement on Sunday in Abuja, the PDP Spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan said the level of "irregularities" in the two elections showed that the ruling APC cannot win any free and fair election, even in their "supposed" stronghold.
 
The party stated that ‎it was comparing a comprehensive documentary evidence to buttress its allegations in due course. 
 
"The fact that the APC had to recourse to brute force and allocation of ballots to gain votes in the bye-election in Mashi/Dutsi Federal Constituency, which ordinarily should have been for them, a walkin the park, being President Buhari’s constituency, shows that the party has pathetically lost it all.
 
"In their desperation to help the President, the APC in cohort with the inept Presidency declared war on the people by ensuring the deployment of over 1000 heavily armed and hostile security operatives for an  election that held in only 15 polling units within two local governments of Katsina State.
 
"It is unfortunate that the APC has resorted to worst kind of intimidation and violations twelve calender months ahead of the general elections," the PDP said.

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