All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to officially declare its candidate for the Gwagwalada Area Council election conducted last Saturday, Honourable Adamu Mustapha Danze, as the winner of the poll, having scored the highest number of lawful votes cast after the collation of results from various polling booths with 15,312, as against APC’s 14,546 and PDP’s 6,082.
According to a statement signed by the party’s director of information, Ifeanacho Oguejiofor, there are strong pressures on INEC not to declare APGA winner, as it would be “a big shame and unmitigated disgrace to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and the presidency for an APC candidate to be defeated in an election by an APGA candidate in the FCT.
“Therefore, the minister, as the party was informed, was mounting strong pressures on the INEC officials not to announce APGA as the winner of the election, rather for the returning officer in the election to cancel two polling units’ results and declare the election inconclusive, so that APC will rig the would-be rerun.”
This plan, according to the statement, has been concluded at present.
However, APGA has cautioned the INEC to be mindful of its actions and not to collude with some unpatriotic politicians and antidemocratic forces to deny APGA its clearly won election and people’s mandate, “in order not incur the wrath of God and the people of Gwaqwalada who had made their choice, which is what democracy is all about.
“Thus, INEC should allow the votes of the people to count without any manipulation from any quarter.”


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