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Atiku faults reports of violence in supplementary elections
Kess Ewubare|March. 23, 2019
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has said reports he received indicates that wide spread violence and intimidation characterised the supplementary elections held on Saturday, March 23, in some states.
The supplementary elections are holding in Bauchi, Plateau, Sokoto, Benue and Kano states following the inconclusive governorship elections recorded in the affected states
Atiku in a tweet on Saturday, March 23, said he had expected that the supplementary elections would be better management on account of much reduced coverage areas.
"Preliminary report indicates violence and intimidation has characterised the supplementary elections in parts of the country. We would have expected better management of the polls on account of much reduced coverage areas,” Atiku tweeted.
Meanwhile, Rabiu Suleiman Bichi, the Kano state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has reportedly called on INEC to cancel the ongoing supplementary elections with immediate effect, according to Sahara Reporters.
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Addressing journalists in Kano, Bichi said PDP had received reports that some of its agents were molested, with vehicles burnt and property destroyed in Doguwa, Nasarawa, Minjibir and Tudun Wada LGAs.
The PDP chairman alleged that security personnel gave hoodlums cover to unleash mayhem on their supporters.
However, the APC in Kano state dismissed call by the PDP for the immediate cancellation of the supplementary election in the state.
The Kano state chairman of the APC, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, said there was no tangible reason for the cancellation.
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