NNPP candidate, Sani Yahya, rejects Taraba governorship election result, heads to court
The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) governorship candidate in Taraba State, Prof. Sani Yahya, has rejected the outcome of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
Yahya, who addressed journalists on Tuesday in Jalingo, said he would challenge the result of the election in court.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Kefas Agbu, as the winner of the election.
The NNPP candidate insisted that there was overwhelming evidence of electoral malpractice in the exercise.
He urged his supporters and the people of the state to stay calm and eschew violence while the party works to reclaim its mandate through legal means.
Yahya said: “Yesterday’s (Monday) announcement and declaration of a candidate does not mean an end to the election process.
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“The process continues in line with the guidelines. Taraba is used to enduring injustice by writing fictitious results. Luckily, the Electoral Act as amended has made provisions for all results to be reviewed.
“We are confident that the victory is ours. We would challenge the result through every legal means and claim our victory.
“Our victory is certain and we would retain it. I call on the Taraba people to stay calm. We would challenge the results because I am the duly elected governor of Taraba State.
“That mandate cannot be stolen. We have initiated the process and we are on course.”
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