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Niger State: CPC heads to tribunal over senatorial seat

By IWPR Nigeria






The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Niger State has formally rejected the Niger East senatorial election result.

It has therefore resolved to challenge the result at the National Assembly Election Tribunal.
The CPC’s candidate, Mohammed Inua Zakari, lost to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s candidate, Senator Dahiru Awaisu Kuta, who is also the incumbent.

The State Chairman of the CPC, Umar Shuaibu, said in a letter to INEC’s Resident Commissioner in the state that the elections were fraught with a lot of malpractices, including violence, vote buying, multiple voting and falsification of result sheets.

Shuaibu also alleged ballot-box stuffing and other electoral malpractices in many polling units across the senatorial district.

Shuaibu said he was merely notifying INEC that the CPC would take legal action against the result.

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