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‘It’s daylight robbery’ – APC gov candidate rejects result

The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba state, Aisha Alhassan, has rejected the outcome of the governorship rerun election announced on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Darius Dickson Ishaku of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) the Governor-elect in Jalingo on Sunday, after the supplementary election.

Speaking to newsmen in Jalingo on Sunday shortly after the declaration, Alhassan said PDP's ‘victory’ is ‘daylight robbery,’ stating that the APC will contest the outcome at the elections tribunal.

“The combined governorship elections in Taraba were characterised by violence, massive rigging, ballot snatching and abuse of the card readers in substantial parts of the state by the PDP and their allies,” the serving senator said.

She said election results from  Wukari, Donga, Takum, Sardauna, Zing, Yorro, Kurmi and some parts of Ussa, Karim-Lamido, Bali, Ardo-Kola and Lau local government areas are unacceptable, noting they do not reflect the will of the people.

INEC had declared that Ishaku won 10 local government areas in the supplementary election, with accumulated votes of 369,318 to beat Alhassan who got 275,984 votes.

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