Nigerians, please listen to the INEC Returning Officer for Tafawa Balewa LGA, Mrs. Dominion Anosike at the State Collation Centre, Bauchi and hear why the result for the only outstanding LGA is intact and genuine from all the wards without any violence, disruptions or duress. Many questions arise concerning INEC’s unjustified declaration of the Bauchi State governorship election as inconclusive:
First, what stops Prof. Mahmood Yakubu’s INEC from re-collating or reconstructing the results from all the constituent wards of the LGA and accordingly declare the winner of the governorship election in Bauchi State? Two, what has Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, an indigene of Bauchi State, to gain from being an accessory to the subjection of his own people of Bauchi State to this unjustified, painful and needless anxiety by withholding the announcement of the result of an election that was widely adjudged as peaceful, transparent, credible and conclusive?
Thirdly, is the APC, the FG or a shadowy cabal the unseen hands behind the current macabre dance of shame in Bauchi? Again, what’s the point ordering a rerun in Tafawa Balewa LGA whereas the election there was peaceful, orderly and conclusive? Does the unchallenged snatching of Form EC8c result sheet by pro-government thugs at the Tafawa Balewa LGA collation centre invalidate the actual result of the election as recorded in the component wards? Why is INEC refusing to accept or authenticate the result duly computed and recorded in Form EC8b as alternative to the Form EC8c snatched thugs loyal to the defeated Bauchi State Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar at the collation centre? And please note that the result recorded in Form EC8b was duly signed by the electoral officers, appropriate security agents and the party agents including those of the two leading parties – APC and PDP. A cogent question that arises here is: Why did INEC reject the duly authenticated result on Form EC8b (in the absence of the snatched Form EC8b) and is still unwilling to go back to its warehouse and cross-check the figures with what was safely collated at the component wards of Tafawa Balewa LGA to enable it conclusively announce a winner of the governorship election in Bauchi State? Compatriots, INEC has a dozen way of authenticating the outstanding polling figures from Tafawa Balewa LGA to enable it declare Bala Mohammed of PDP winner of the Bauchi governorship election.
Did you know that Tafawa Balewa LGA is the constituency of the PDP leader in the state and Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara? Did you equally know that Tafawa Balewa is a formidable stronghold of PDP in Bauchi State? Are you aware that the PDP candidate, Sen Bala Mohammed is clearly and unarguably leading his closest opponent, incumbent Governor Mohammed Abubakar of the APC by nearly 5,000 votes in the overall scorechart even without the outstanding result of Tafawa Balewa LGA? Did you know that the PDP candidate, Sen Bala scored 40,010 votes as opposed to APC candidate, Governor Abubakar’s score of 29,862 in Tafawa Balewa LGA? And with this figure, Senator Bala Mohammed (Kaura) is the undisputed Governor-Elect of Bauchi State with a commanding lead of about 15,000 votes over and above Governor Abubakar.
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