This morning in Jos, Plateau State Capital, General Jeremiah Useni rtd and DPP chieftain has said that the DPP in Plateau State is dissatisfied with the results of the just concluded gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections.
He said while speaking to news men that the results were not acceptable because the DPP's logo was missing in the ballot papers supplied by the State INEC, he said that there was no satisfactory reason why the logo of the party was missing in 15 out of the 17 local governments' ballot papers.
He said because of this that supporters of the party were forced to go home out of frustration, stating that most of them on noticing that their party's logo was missing just left the polling units and that this affected the performance of the party.
Speaking further, he noted that INEC in the State had fixed the 28th of this month for bye elections, asked how this was possible when the electoral body had already announced results which DPP featured, he said "that was not for him to say but that hence INEC had said so, they would await further action from the electoral body". He said that as a party they were preparing for the bye-elections in the State and would for now would not comment on the elections nationwide.
He said that no satisfactory reason was given by INEC for the omission and that INEC accepted that the fault was theirs, asked if they filled candidates for all the seats, he said that was not the issue.
On the allegation that INEC said that they either submitted late or did not submit, he said that even before the INEC "blew the whistle they had done their primaries and submitted their names and documents and that anyone saying that they did not submit their papers on time was not being factual.
Earlier today at about 3.00 am the Resident Electoral Commissioner Iliya Audu announced Air Commodore Jonah Jang as having duly fulfilled the requirements of the electoral guidelines and was declared the winner of the polls.
The PDP candidate came first with a figure of 465, 584. While, the AC came second with 269,273, the ANPP came third in the State with 195,911 votes, of the 17 LGA's the PDP won in 15 of them while the AC won Bokkos LGA, the home place of former Governor Joshua Dariye, the ANPP won the Jos metropolis, an area that was affected by voters apathy especially among the 'non indigenous' people, as at the time of filling this report the entire State was peaceful and calm.
The exercise as witnessed by our reporters was however affected by poor turn out of registered voters, this was obvious by the recorded total votes cast as against registered voters
Reporting Prince Charles Dickson
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