By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
A supporter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State who is a former commissioner in the state is furious with the results of the local government elections held on Saturday in the state.
The supporter, Samaila Aliyu Makarfi in a statement circulated on the social media and backed by a video evidence, allegedly accusing the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of manufacturing the results read out and claiming it was the outcome of the polls.
In the statement titled: “OUTCOME OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS IN MAKARFI
“BETWEEN REALITY AND EL- RUFAI’S DESPERATION” made available on Monday, Samaila who was a former Commissioner of Finance in the state described the results announced as untrue and misleading.
“In a desperate move by the ruling APC in Kaduna State to discredit Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi in particular, and the PDP State Deputy Chairman, the PDP State Organizing Secry and host of other major stakeholders including my humble self that we did not win our wards and LG in the last Saturday’s 12/05/2018 LG SIECOM organized elections.
“This is completely untrue, misleading and mischievous.
“The PDP won the elections in Makarfi ward as well as in all the remaining 9 wards of Makarfi LG. But the ruling APC rigged the election. Some State officials and the LG sole administrator were visibly seen and caught with the Returning officers colluding to change the final results.
“Below is a video clip which shows how our votes were protected in Makarfi ward, Makarfi LG, Kaduna State during the sham that was referred to as elections.
“This Returning officer absconded from his duty post, just the same way other Returning officer did at all the polling centers where PDP had strength across the state.
“But the youths in Makarfi ward were not ready to let go until the Returning Officer was fished out from his hiding place unhurt to do his duty.
“Thanks to the security agencies for not compromising.
“The final outcome of the results in favour of the ruling APC and their vituperation were never unexpected, in the light of citizens general disdain for El-Rufa’i and the APC in Kaduna State,” he said.