Former Chairman, House of Representatives on Finance, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has alleged that his opponent, Aliyu Datti Ahmed, won the Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency re-run election with brutal force.
In his statements, he alleged that electoral materials were diverted, and figures were miraculously entered.
He said during the poll, his constituents came out en mass to exercise their civic responsibility but were denied their franchise to vote in all the wards except for his home town of Kofa, Bebeji, that proved impenetrable.
“We know we won the election fairy and squarely, but our mandate was stolen. In many units, elections never took place. The ballot boxes were diverted, but scores were miraculously entered.
“The violence, thuggery, and rigging that took place have been carefully documented, at least for posterity. I have strong reservations about the outcome of the elections. However, INEC has announced my opponent as the winner of the vote.
“Police, other security agencies and voters can bear witness to the fact that the electoral umpire announced the result not because my opponent had scored the majority of lawful votes. I am sure those of them saddled with the responsibility of ensuring a free and fair election but aided and abated this grave injustice against our people will be eternally trailed by the guilt of their conscience and await the ultimate judgment of God.”
He added that he has accepted the outcome and won’t be contesting it at the tribunals.
“I have therefore accepted the outcome of the elections and wish to congratulate my opponent Aliyu Datti Ahmed who will continue from where I started about a decade ago and has now come to an end.
“I look forward to working closely with him and giving him whatever cooperation and assistance to settle down in his new role of representing our people. I do not intend to file petition against his declaration as the winner. It is time to move on.
“I wish to thank Mr President, Vice President, Senate President, Speaker of the House, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, National Chairman of our party the APC, Governor and Government of Kano state, chairman of the Governors forum, my colleagues in the 7th, 8th, and 9th House and other leaders at the federal and state level for their intervention and support during this period.”