By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial candidate for Kaduna Central, Lawal Adamu, popularly known as Mr LA has rejected the outcome of the elections held in the zone last year, alleging that the Kaduna State Government led by the All Progressives Congress ((APC) wrote the results in favour of its candidates.
Mr. LA expressed thus while briefing newsmen on Thursday February 28, 2019 in Kaduna, while calling for cancellation of the results.
According to him, the APC ahead of the polls failed to campaign, bearing it in mind that they were going to rig the polls.
“Our insider reliably informed us of what transpired and how the APC rigged the elections for themselves,” he said, while fielding questions from newsmen after the briefing.
He said he was extremely delighted for the opportunity to meet the press, who he described as his friends to address the people of Kaduna Central Senatorial District and Kaduna State generally on the just concluded round of general elections.
“Before delving into the nitty gritty of the elections and our position with regards to the outcome, I wish to express my sincere gratitude first to the Almighty God for his continued guidance and protection all along.
“I also wish to heartily thank the people of all the seven local government areas that make up my designated constituency for their support and understanding, and to sincerely appreciate the roles played by community elders and leaders, the youth, women and multitude of independent voters to ensure our victory at the polls,” he said.
Mr. LA said that they however find it saddening, embarrassing and ridiculous that the state government and the ruling party in the state went as low as to temper with the mandate voluntarily and collectively given by the people; a mandate freely given and universally acknowledged.
“Consequent upon this, and for the avoidance of doubt, we state here that we are committed to exploring all available lawful, constitutional and democratic windows to ensure that the people’s stolen mandate is reclaimed and restored.
“Accordingly, we hereby announce in categorical terms that we reject the process that led to the announcement of that manipulated, fabricated and concocted results, and call for their immediate cancellation,” he said.
Speaking further, he reiterated the call for all the people of Kaduna State, and in particular the good people of Kaduna Central District not to relent in their democratic struggle for a meaningful development in the state.
“A change we can see, feel and use – by coming out enmasse once again to assert their right to select leaders that would responsibly shape their future.
“Notwithstanding the ugly and shameful act of desperation shown by the state government and the ruling party, we remain committed to the overall peace of the state and communal harmony based on our abiding faith that only God gives power to whomever He wills,” he concluded.