Crisis Rocks Plateau Councils Election As Bassa Council Boss’s House, Secretariat Were Burnt Down

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Yakubu Busari


At least no fewer than Thirteen  Local Government Councils Election has been alleged of irregularities where most the results was said to be doctored by all the returning officers ,as the disappeared to resurfaced at the Plateau Independent Electoral Commission headquarter, PLASIEC in Jos.


Information available revealed that the PDP supporters including the aggrieved APC stormed their various Local Government headquarters to protest the illegal pronouncement of rigged LGAs poll which was full of apathy in most of the polling units visited yesterday.


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The voters in Bassa, Mangu and other LGAs, aggrieved by this development had degenerate into clashes were Mrs Sarah Bali house and the council secretariat were attacked leading to destruction of properties and some vital documents.


Our correspondent gathered that LGAs, the roads passing through the town have been blocked, with the aim of fishing out the allegedly escaped EOs by some party faithful is gradually turning to crisis.


This medium was denied tagged that  Only 15 Journalists received Governor Simon Lalong  accreditation  by the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) to cover the elections in 13 Local Governments, with over 300 polling unities.


Some of Of Simon Lalong senior government officials couldn’t be reached when Journalist made efforts to see them as they were hiding to change the original result sheets.


However Media organizations that embarked on the coverage without PLASIEC tag, were arrested, harassed and molested in the Southern zone of the state, but later released.


The Plateau State Local Government Councils’ election may have been concluded yesterday, but not without series of confusion and complaints from voters and the participating registered political parties.


Across the 13 local government areas where elections were expected to take place in the state, voters turned out en mass to exercise their franchise but they were disenfranchised by returning officers.


The political drama might continue to linger on to 2019 general election because of the hatred, suspicion movement in the state.

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