Following the announcement by the Plateau State Electoral Commission, PLASIEC, Chairman Fabian Ntung that the All Progressives Congress, APC, won in 11 out of 13 Local Government Areas where elections were held, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the results announced by PLASIEC.
According to PLASIEC Chairman, Mr. Ntung he said; “The All Progressive Congress (APC) has won chairmanship elections in 11 out of the 13 LGAs. Elections in Langtang North and Mangu LGAs were declared inconclusive due to electoral malpractices.”
However, Damishi Sango, PDP chairman in Plateau at a briefing said; “It is clear that Governor (Simon) Lalong and APC out of desperation to hold on to power even when it is clear that they have lost same, are hell-bent on plunging the state into yet another needless political crisis.
“I spoke to the commissioner of police, Plateau State Police Command and the State Director of Security Services a short while ago intimating them on the present sad development.
”As a responsible political party, we have all along chosen the path of peace even in the face of grave provocation. I invite all well-meaning people of Plateau State to reject this desperation by Governor Lalong,” Sango said.
It would be recalled that the PDP publicity secretary in the State, John Akans,, had before the results were announced said; “The Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau has received very credible information on irregularities and impunity being perpetrated by the Chairman of the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission, Mr Fabian Ntung,” he said in the statement.
“We have it on good authority that results of the local government election have already been written by officials of PLASIEC under the supervision of APC.
“The people are ready to protect and defend their votes, we will resist any duplicated and written results from PLASIEC at the polling units, as this heinous plot hatched by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in collaboration with PLASIEC will be resisted
“Plateau people should know right away that what is being planned today in thirteen (13) local government areas is not an election but an extension of APC’s already existing imposed local government officials on the people. But this evil plan will be resisted.
“This impunity is being carried out by the illegal electoral officers appointed by PLASIEC who are not staff of the commission.
“We must all reject this desperation by Mr Ntung to subvert the people’s will which has further exposed the height of his impunity and disregard for the peace, unity and good governance of Plateau. It is a direct shot at the heart of the people of Plateau State.
“Plateau people are too decent to be so cajoled and humiliated, ” he said.