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APC Senate aspirant in Kogi rejects result, says it’s ‘Kangaroo’



Ramatu Shehu, a Senate aspirant in the just concluded All Progressives Congress Senatorial primary in Kogi Central, has rejected the result of election in which she described the winning of the former Kogi State Commissioner for Works, Abubakar Ohere as ‘kangaroo’

Yusuf Adeko, who addressed journalists on behalf of Shehu in Lokoja on Tuesday, said the election could not stand and urged the APC to be prepared to conduct a new primary.

She described the activities of the Congress as “a selection and not an election”, adding that what “happened at the venue of the primary election was what was obtained in the animal farm”.

“No accreditation was held. She was never allowed to meet with the delegates, while the retuning officer, Alhaji Yahaya Karaku, a political actor from the district, did not allow a level playing field by not allowing grey areas to be addressed before proceeding with the Kangaroo election,” Adeko stated.

She called on her teeming supporters to remain calm despite the obvious manipulation, asked for a level playing field and to allow the people to choose their preferred candidate.

Shehu estimated that no primary election was held in Kogi Central, adding that the results published on social media and other news outlets were fictitious and laughable with imaginary votes allocated.

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