The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sokoto State chapter, has rejected the last Saturday’s local government election in the state and described it as a a sham. The party said the election was marred by irregularities in spite of assurance of free and fair election by the His Excellency, Governor of Sokoto state and other organs handling the exercise.
“The election should be cancelled and announce a new date for a fresh, free and fair election devoid with rancour”.
The position was contained in a statement signed by the party Secretary, Malam Kabir A Aliyu, made available to newsmen in Sokoto yesterday.
The statement also described the exercise as highly disappointing as the election was characterised by “massive rigging, ballot box snatching, use of soldiers and other apparatus of state security to intimidate, arrest and molest our party agents, supporters and unleashing of area boys to attack our party accredited supervisors during their assignment.”