Nigeria election: How I was robbed in Kaduna – Shehu Sani


Shehu Sani, the lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district in the National Assembly, has said he was robbed during the National Assembly election conducted in Kaduna state.

Sani, who lost the bid to retain the Kaduna Central seat in the Senate to All Progressives Congress candidate, Uba Sani, said he was robbed of his votes due to electoral malpractices in the poll.

Speaking on Channels TV, the Kaduna lawmaker, while describing how the election was manipulated in Kaduna, said ballot boxes for Senate were missing in polling units.

According to him, “Election conducted in Kaduna was false as there were stuffed ballots, thumb printed ballot papers, over voting and faulty card readers in many places’ in the state.

“I don’t think I lost that election because you oddly lose an election when it is free, fair, and credible.

“When it is a robbery, it is either you are robbed, or you robbed, and in that case; I was robbed.

“There was virtually no credible National Assembly election in Kaduna,” the senator insisted. “They stuffed ballots, they thumb printed, there was over voting, and the card readers in many places never worked.”

“The story of Kaduna National Assembly election was not different from what happened in other places where it was confirmed by the observers, and even other opposition parties that the elections in Kaduna, as far as the National Assembly election, was simply false.”

The lawmaker further accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of conniving with the state government and the ruling party in Kaduna.

He added there were video clips and other pieces of evidence which his party would present to the Election Petition Tribunal in its resolve to reclaim their mandate.

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