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Kaduna LG polls: PDP alleges ploy by govt to manipulate election results

A group of concerned youths on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has declared that there was a ploy to manipulate results of the council polls that took place in 21 Local Government Areas of the state.

A press statement issued by the Peoples Democratic Party and Coalition of Concerned Kaduna Youths, said, “The State government is using Security agencies to take away returning officers and write fake results which will filter as final results.

“The returning officers are not at collation centers to receive results they were taken to unknown destination to cook results.

“The attention of PDP youths has been drawn to an evil collaboration where Kaduna state government and Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission to manipulate the results of the council election that was held today in Kaduna state.

“We are aware of the instruction given to the KADSIECOM officials by Governor Nasir El-Rufai to ensure that official results go in favor of candidates of All Progressive Congress, irrespective of the decision of Kaduna state citizens.

“We are particularly aware that Governor El-Rufai has ordered for the manipulation of results of North ,Central and South Kaduna LGAs, especially from Kaduna North where he lost at his immediate constituency and his own LGA where his party suffered the most defeat.

“We wish to bring attention of the general public and international community to this evil agenda of Governor El-Rufai and KADUNA STATE INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION.

“We also wish to state clearly that Nasir El-Rufai and Kaduna state government should be held responsible should there be breakdown of law and order as a result of manipulation of the election results.

“Finally, the Coalition of Youths in Kaduna Nigeria wishes to state clearly that we shall resist every move by the Kaduna state government to upturn the will of the people by employing every legitimate means.”

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