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In Plateau: Useni vows to challenge Lalong’s victory in court

PDP's Useni rejects INEC's results in Plateau state

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  • “Consequently, we have requested our legal team to activate all the due processes to reclaim our cherished mandate.” - Usani said

, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party () in state, has vowed to challenge the victory of ’s in court.

Okay Nigeria had earlier reported that INEC declared Simon Lalong, the incumbent governor of the state, winner of the just concluded governorship election after the supplementary election.

However, Useni rejected the outcome saying he and his team had gone through both the official results released by INEC and the documents submitted by the party’s field staff and had reservations.

In his words:

“We have every reason to believe that justice has not been done to our people in this election because there was massive rigging and electoral shortcomings.

“After due consultation, I hereby state that the results announced by INEC is not acceptable to us.

“Consequently, we have requested our legal team to activate all the due processes to reclaim our cherished mandate.”

“I give you my word that we will pursue this matter diligently, and by the grace of God, we will overturn and recover the people’s mandate.”

Useni said that they did this, in spite of all manner of challenges.

He stressed that their determination was a clear testimony of their desire to get rid of a non-performing administration that had long turned its back against their welfare and security.

“I assure you that such massive support will not go in vain,” he said.

He continued, “I appeal to all of us to unite all the more now and avoid any bickering and blame-giving.

“Let us remain focused on the struggle and avoid anything else that will distract and divide us.

“I want you to know that it is not yet over. This is only a temporary setback. We have entered another critical stage,” he said.


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Muhammad A. Aliyu

Muhammad Ameer Aliyu, is a prolific journalist who joined Okay Nigeria in 2015 with the aim staying committed to bringing more positive growth to the digital news platform. He is the Senior editor at Okay Nigeria.

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