KADUNA — Coalition of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Accredited Observer Groups for Credible Election have called on the commission to review the gubernatorial election results declared for Kaduna State.
According to the observers, the election went well in Kaduna State but that at the point of collation, the results were not tallying with what was uploaded to the INEC IReV portal.
The Returning officer of the Kaduna state governorship election, Prof Lawal Bilbis had decided that the APC candidate, Uba Sani polled 730,002 to defeat his rival, Isah Ashiru of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 719,196.
The breakdown of the results showed that APC won in ten local governments of Zaria, Kaduna South, Kaduna North, Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Sabon Gari, Igabi, IKara, Kauru, and Kubau while PDP won 13 local governments of Makarfi, Kachia, Chikun, Kagarko, Jaba, Jema’a, Kaura, Zango Kataf, Soba, Kudan, Chikun, Kaura, Sanga, and Lere.
But speaking at a press conference in Abuja, the National Coordinator, Centre For Strategy Ethics and Values, Romans Azubuike who spoke on behalf of the INEC accredited observer, said the INEC national headquarters should review the Kaduna gubernatorial election results.
“We are calling on INEC to review the election results for the gubernatorial election in Kaduna State.
“The election was transparent until at the point of coalition that things began to change. The process was transparent at the beginning but in Southern Kaduna, Birnin Gwari and some other local governments the coalition should be reviewed because they couldn’t transfer the result to the INEC portal in real time.
“So, we are using this opportunity to call on INEC to review the election results, particularly the gubernatorial election,” Azubuike added.