The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Kaduna State chapter, has vowed to sustain its allegations that the Army and the Police aided the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in perpetuating illegalities in the Kaduna State May 12 local government election. The Nigerian Army 1 Div, through its Director Army Public Relations, Col. Mohammed Dole, had given the main opposition party seven days to retract allegations of its involvement in aiding the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, in perpetuating illegalities during the Kaduna State local government election.
But the PDP in a reaction through its state Publicity Secretary, Abraham Alberah Catoh, assured that the party was laced with evidences of their claim on the Army’s involvement in alleged rigging of the May 12 local government election in the state. Catoh assured that, “We are waiting for them, we have pictorial and video evidences to back our claims.” The main opposition party, PDP, had cried foul following results announced by the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission, KADSIECOM, claiming that its candidates swept the polls in the 23 local government councils in the state.
PDP said that the APC used security agencies, comprising the Army and the Police in stealing its mandate. A video circulated by a PDP chieftain, who was a former commissioner in the state, alleged that the returning officer of Makarfi Ward in Makarfi Local Government Area declared its candidate winner, but was shocked that a different candidate from the ruling party was later announced as the winner.