Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), in Nasarawa State, Labaran Maku, has protested alleged partisanship by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, and sought the national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega to relocate him.
Maku, whose campaign organisation briefed newsmen in Lafia, also said he is still in the race, and will not withdraw for any candidate as widely alleged he has done for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Yusuf Agabi.
Maku said Alhaji Umaru Danyaya, the state REC should be immediately relocated to another state, as he expressed fears that the April 11 poll may be fraught with malpractices to be perpetrated by the same electoral umpire in favour of a certain party.
The call is coming less than 24 hours after the PDP also addressed a press conference, accusing the state REC of being partisan and calling for his removal.
The Director General of the campaign organization Musa Saidu, who made the call at a press conference in Lafia, said the plans to rig the gubernatorial elections were hatched with the collaboration of a section of the leadership of INEC in the state.
He alleged that the state government has bribed all returning officers to with the sum of N100,000 to aid its plan to rig the elections in the state.
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