The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has rejected the outcome of the Kogi Governorship election held in the state on November 11, 2023, News About Nigeria reports.
The party claims that it has evidence of irregularities in some voting centres that should have resulted in SDP’s candidate, Mutala Ajaka, being declared the winner instead of the All Progressive Party (APC) candidate, Usman Ahmed Ododo.
The SDP also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognize Ajaka as the rightfully elected governor of the state and has indicated that it is preparing evidence for a legal dispute with the APC.
However, INEC has already announced the APC candidate as the winner, with the SDP coming in second during the guber election held on November 11.
The National Chairman of the SDP, Shebu Gabam, addressed journalists on Friday in Abuja expressing his disappointment with the disregard for the rule of law and stated that his party will not relent in its efforts to prove that the election was rigged.
He further stated that the SDP is not afraid to fight for justice and that they will provide evidence to back their claims.
Gabam added that Nigerian democracy is facing its worst situation where things are not in order and called for the arrest of compromised INEC officers.
He said that President Bola Tinubu needs to act with integrity and ensure that justice is served and that the National Security Adviser must make sound pronouncements to boost the morale and confidence of the people.
“We are not cowards, we exhibited that capacity and we can never be cowed, this country belongs to all of us. The President said several times that the ball stopped at his desk, but the ball was still at his desk. The National Security Adviser said to make very sound pronouncements that boost our morale and confidence, he said that there wouldn’t be cheating acts or malpractices that would not be condoned. His personnel will be there monitoring the events.”