The candidates of PDP for Senate and House of Representatives election in Borno Central have called for cancellation of the Presidential, Senate and House of Representatives Elections in the eight Local Government Areas of the Zone.
The candidates made the call on Tuesday in Maiduguri, while speaking to newsmen.
“We call on the Borno State Resident Electoral Commissioner and the collation and Returning officers for the Presidential, Senate and House of Representative seats within Borno Central Senatorial District to cancel the elections in all the eight local government in respect of the presidential, Senate and House of Representatives for Maiduguri, Jere, Dikwa, Mafa and Konduga as well as Bama, Ngala and Kala Balge Federal constituencies, as the elections has failed to meet the minimum requirements of the election guidelines, the Election Manual as well as the Electoral Act, 2023,” the spokesman of the candidates, Muhammad Umara Kumalia declared.
He explained that BVAS was not used in the eight affected local government areas for the voting.
“There are incidences of over voting in several units across the local government. In particular, Lamisula Jabbamari, Bolori I, Bolori II, Gwange I, II, and III, Shehuri South, Shehuri North among others.
“Result sheets from the Units were not uploaded to the INEC server/portal after the elections at the units in accordance with the election guidelines,” Kumalia said.
In his reaction, the winner of Borno Central Senatorial District, Kaka Shehu Lawan dismissed the allegation as false.
He said that he has no time to exchange words with Kumalia who he described as serial loser and petition writer.
“We are ready for him in the court,” Kaka Shehu said.