Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle and the All Progressives Congress (APC), have sent a written message to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), demanding a review of the 2023 gubernatorial elections conducted in the state.
Based on an acknowledged copy of the letter signed by U.O. Sule (SAN), the party and its gubernatorial candidate claimed that the declaration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate as winner was a direct opposite of the Electoral Act and other rules guiding the conduct of the election in Nigeria.
The APC said a winner should not emerge from the governorship election conducted in Zamfara as 85,062 votes were cancelled across the state while the lead margin was put at 65,750.
They also claimed that INEC declared a winner without conducting elections at units in Birnin Magaji with a total number of 46,000 registered voters.
On the Maradun issue, the APC and its gubernatorial candidate expressed wonder why INEC rejected a collated result of the Maradun local government, where it polled 95,506 to defeat the PDP, who scored only 618 votes and instead used alternative data from the server to declare the result of the local government.
They urged the commission to exercise its powers as contained in Section 65(1) of the Electoral Act 2022 (as amended) by reviewing its decision in the declaration made.
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