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2019 Election: APC protest, INEC set to declare PDP winner (9JA NEWS)

The All Progressives Congress in Bauchi State has reacted to the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission to cancel the supplementary election in the state.

APC in Bauchi State alleged that the fact-finding Committee sent by the Independent National Electoral Commission to probe the irregularities in the governorship election of 9 March denied the party fair hearing.

Alhaji Uba Nana, the state Chairman of the party made the allegation at a press conference in Bauchi on Saturday.

INEC announced the appointment of a new returning officer for Tafawa Balewa local government.

It also corrected the result of four polling units in Ningi local government, from 25330 to 2533.

The decision meant that the commission will announce the winner of the election thereafter.

The APC chairman also revealed that PDP and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara had clue on the findngs of INEC before it was revealed to the public.

The APC chairman said that the decision of INEC based on the Committee’s Report was already prayed for at the Federal High Court, Bauchi in Suit No. FHC/BAU/CS/18/2019 filed by Bala Mohammed and PDP against INEC.

“Unfortunately, the extant decision of INEC reversing the cancellation of Tafawa Balewa Results was earlier sought for but refused by the Court in the said suit at interim stage. Now INEC has granted what was refused by the Court of law in the interest of justice,” he said.

Nana said the Party rejected in totality, the report of the fact-finding Committee on the disruption of collation process at Tafawa Balewa and the subsequent decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reverse its earlier resolution cancelling the entire results of Tafawa Balewa LGA.

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