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 Buhari, Amaechi defer on cancellation of polls



Presidential candidate of the APC, Muhammadu Buhari and his campaign DG, who is also the governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi have deferred on the conduct of the presidential election, and what should be done with the results of the exercise.

Buhari, after casting his vote in Daura on Saturday, said it would be unfair for anyone to contemplate the cancellation of the presidential polls following a few recorded hiccups.

Delays were recorded in the election nationwide owing to technical difficulties experienced with the INEC smart card readers.

However, while the presidential and National Assembly elections were still on-going, the Rivers State APC rejected whatever may be the outcome.

Chairman of the party in the state, Dr. Davies Ikanya, in a statement issued Saturday evening in Port Harcourt passed a vote of no confidence on the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Gesila Khan, declaring that “she has failed woefully as she is bent on carrying out her secret agreement with PDP to return victory to the party at all cost.”

Consequently, “whatever trash she will announce as the result of today’s election is not acceptable to us and we ask for her immediate transfer and a new date be set for a proper election in Rivers State”.

But Buhari addressing a press conference in his private residence said what had happened in five states could not have presumably affected the remaining 31 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.


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