Concerned people of Nangere/Potiskum federal constituency in Yobe state have described as malpractices the way and manner the state Governor and his cronies forced the announcement of the results.
Despite the fact that there was discrepancies in the result sheet at the Ngojin Alaraba ward.
A Civil society observer Adedayo Omole, emphasised that against the wish of the Police Area commander officially sent to oversee the conduct, a more superior
Officer inthe rank of deputy commissioner of Police was hurriedly sent to replace the Area commander who stood for truth and fairness.
The taking over by the DCP who came with contingents of mobile Police officers forced the returning officer a professor to make announcement under duress and against his wish, because he was threatened that if he fails to do as directed,he will lose his entire family.
Another eye witness Muntari Yunusa, said that what transpired at the polling unit was completely against the provisions of the electoral act.
“In one of the result sheets, a clear alteration from 13 to 113 could be clearly seen. The electorates are therefore calling for the cancellation of the result of the ward for fairness. As most PDP result sheets were cancelled leaving that of the APC.
“The collation for that particular ward was made at INEC office instead of the known and approved CABS,college of administrative and business studies Potiskum.
“Is a sitting governor just because he is in control supposed to influence the manipulation of results, and votes of a people just because they are in the opposition party?
Is it not glaring that the wish of the people have been thwarted? If a decent Police officer could be changed with a bias one,where then is the rules of engagement of the Police?
He called on Independent National Electoral commission to look into the issue and also sought for the Returning officer’s view on how he was forced to announce result.
“The Police service commission and the Inspector General of Police must also investigate how the state governor from APC influenced the Police to change the initial one.
‘Yobe state is a sensitive state where insecurity is also taking it flesh in some parts on some people,a political miscalculation and mingling is capable of breaching the peace in the affected areas”, he added.