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Declare Plateau Central Senatorial Polls Result Within 72hrs – PDP Forum Tells INEC

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Plateau Central Zone Forum (PCZF) has given the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) 72 hours to declare its candidate Amb. Yohanna Gotom winner of the senatorial election held on 25th February 2023.

The Forum while presenting a petition to Resident Electoral Commissioner at INEC Headquarters in Jos on Wednesday disclosed that should INEC fail to heed their request, they will be left with no option but to take every legal action to compel INEC to do so.

Spoken man of the Forum Ex-Speaker of the Plateau House of Assembly Hon Titus Alams warned that any attempt by a group of persons, individuals or INEC to subvert the will of the people of Plateau Central will be vehemently resisted.

According to Alams, after a careful study of the petition written by the senatorial agent of PDP, the following flaws were discovered during the National Assembly polls which include, mutilation of results, overvoting in 9 registration areas in Kanam LGA, nonusage of BVAS and casting errors in Mangu LGA among others.

Alarms further argued that INEC should as a matter of concern look into the issues raised by the PDP agent and its candidate and do the needful by announcing Amb. Yohanna Gotom as the lawful winner of the election.

The former speaker further pointed out that justice delayed is justice denied adding that the silence by INEC should not by any means lead to the denial of the popular will of the people.

“It is our prayer that INEC being an Independent body should not allow itself to be coerced into compromising the position of the law,” he said.