The All Progressives Congress, APC, Bauchi State Chapter has alleged that the fact-finding Committee sent to Bauchi state by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to probe the irregularities in the governorship elections of March 9, 2019, denied the party fair hearing.
Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar
The state Chairman of the party, Uba Nana, made the allegation at a press conference in Bauchi on Saturday.
INEC announced on Friday night that a new returning officer will resume the collation of the Bauchi governorship election results on Tuesday. It also amended the result of four polling units in Ningi local government, from 25330 to 2533.
“The fact-finding Committee chaired by Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee denied a fair hearing to APC as a political party whose agents were not invited during the hearing of the facts leading to the cancellation of the Results of Tafawa Balewa LGA.
“Any decision taken in violation of fair hearing is illegal, null and void,” he said.
According to Nana, the composition of the Committee was also questionable as the Committee Chairman, FESTUS OKOYE ESQ is a close ally and former solicitor of Speaker Yakubu Dogara of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Nana Stressed that no justice can be done by the Committee Chairman who is interested in the whole issues and the instant circumstances.