We want FCT senatorial election cancelled – Group tells INEC

FCT Senator elect, Ireti Kingibe
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By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.

A youth group, under the aegis of Concern FCT Youth Group (CFYG) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the February, 25, senate election, in which the candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Ireti Kingibe was declared winner.

Addressing a press conference in Abuja, on Monday, leader of the group, Comrade Alhassan Danjuma, said the group desire to call for cancellation of the FCT senatorial election was informed by the outcome of series of anormaly discovered during the polls.

Nigerian Senate logo
Nigerian Senate logo

He said the group was dissatisfied with outcome of the senatorial election, saying there were several reported cases of disenfranchisement of voters across the six area council.

According to him, the youth group which cut across the six area councils, served as election monitor and observer as well as supervisors during the last general election, which he said over 60 percent of voters were disenfranchised.

FCT Senator elect, Ireti Kingibe
FCT Senator elect, Ireti Kingibe

“And it was on this premise that the concern FCT youth group after conclusion of its findings is addressing the press today and want to state categorically that the February, 25 senate election in the FCT was marred with a lot of abnormalities and disenfranchisement. And we therefore, urged the INEC to cancel the election,” he said.

He, therefore, urged INEC to conduct another fresh election into the FCT senate seat that will reflect the wish and aspirations of the good people of the FCT.

Our correspondent learnt that the FCT senator elect, Ireti Kingibe, while addressing newsmen last week, called on his opponents to join hands with her in delivering democratic dividends to people of the FCT.

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