The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bauchi State has rejected the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to resume collation of governorship election results for Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area.
Uba Nana, the party chairman in the state, criticised the electoral umpire while addressing journalists on Saturday, March 16, 2019, in the state capital.
According to him, INEC does not have the powers to revisit the issue after declaring the March 9 governorship election in Bauchi inconclusive.
Nana said, “We all know that once a declaration is made, INEC is not empowered; it has no any legal backing to make a U-turn, to revisit any issue after such declaration. It can only be so done by a court of law.”
He also faulted the committee sent to Bauchi by the leadership of the electoral body to resolve all issues that led to the cancellation of Tafawa Balewa LGA election results.
The Bauchi APC chairman raised concern about the ability of the committee led by an INEC National Commission, Mr Festus Okoye, to carry out its duties without bias.
“If you look at the composition of the committee being led by Barrister Fetus Okoye, it is having a big question mark, the committee is questionable,” he alleged.
“There will never be justice. He is biased in the conduct of his assignment,” Nana claimed.