#NigeriaDecides: PDP accuses APC of planning to disrupt result collation in Zamfara

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Zamfara State, Dauda Lawal, has accused the state government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of making plans to disrupt the collation of Saturday’s elections.

A statement issued on Mr Lawal’s behalf by his media office in Gusau stated that the state government had perfected plans to issue a fake security threat in some local government areas of the state as a justification to stop collation.

Mr Lawal said the PDP in the state was in early lead, a development, he said, had made the state government and the APC uncomfortable.

“There was a massive turnout of voters, and the results coming out indicate that PDP is comfortably winning.

“Elections were held successfully in all local government areas, but we learned that the governor is mobilising thugs intending to disrupt the process.

“We have uncovered that they want to disrupt the collation process in Shinkafi, Zurmi, Birnin Magaji, Anka, and Kauran Namoda local government areas.

“We call on the security agencies in the country, INEC, and international organisations to consider Zamfara as a flashpoint area and beam its searchlight on it to monitor, and supervise the collation of results,” the statement added.

Zamfara governor’s spokesperson, Zailani Bappa, did not respond to an SMS sent to him on the allegations.

TEXEM Advert

Support PREMIUM TIMES’ journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


TEXT AD: Call Willie – +2348098788999