APC, NCP say Katsina council polls illegal

APC, NCP say Katsina council polls illegal

Sunday, September 7, 2014 9:15 pm

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has criticised the Saturday’s local government elections in Katsina State, saying that ‘’it is a drama and waste of resources’’.

The APC Chairman, Alhaji Mutapha Inuwa, said this on Sunday in Katsina in an interview with the News agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He said that the elections were not conducted in conformity with the provisions of Electoral Act, adding that “no local government elections were conducted in Katsina State as far as APC is concerned’’.

‘’We decided to go to court to challenge the processes and conduct of the election; therefore, we did not participate in the election because it is just a drama and waste of resources,’’ he said.

He said that the would continue to challenge the matter in court.

The National Conscience Party (NCP) also took the same position that the polls were illegal.

The state Chairman of the party, Alhaji Abdulmumini Sani, also told NAN that the voters’ register was not updated before the election.

He said that as a registered political party in Nigeria, NCP was not given enough time to prepare for the elections as it was only consulted on the closing date for submission  of names of candidates to the

Sani said the party was ready to take legal action on the issue to avoid future reoccurrence.

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