Kaduna State Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Hassan Hyat has vowed that the party will use all legal means to reclaim mandate stolen by the All Progressives Congress (APC’s) in the state.
Hyat insisted that candidate of PDP Isa Ashiru Kudan won the March 18 election, expressing regret that Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in connivance with APC doctored true results of the exercise to give undeserved victory to Uba Sani.
He disclosed that the party had already commenced legal process by applying to the electoral umpire in Abuja to review the state governorship election.
“It was glaring that the results on INEC server which gave victory to our candidate was not used to arrive at true winner of the contest, robbing our party and people of state by announcing APC candidate as winner of the election in cohort with some unpatriotic elements within the electoral commission.
“We rose from State Executive Council Meeting (SEC) with resolution to pursue through legal means all constitutional allowed avenues to retrieve our stolen mandate.
“I want to call on our teeming supporters to remain calm and be prayerful as We explore all legal means to retrieve the true mandate of the people.
“There were massive jubilations all over the state in anticipation of announcing our candidate as winner but happiness of kaduna people was truncated by declaring Uba Sani as the winner.
“This will not stand because Uba Sani did not win the election from all available facts and figures in our custody which shall be made available to the public in due time, “he assured.
Speaking on conduct of some returning officers whom he accused of acts unbecoming of academia, Mr. Hyat lampooned returning officer for Lere Local Government Area Professor Ladi Adamu of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) whom he accused of allowing herself as a willing tool by politicians to rig and manipulate results of the governorship and state assembly exercise.
He said Prof. Ladi would be called to testify at election tribunal to state how she was used to announce a false result.
He urged the professor of Mass Communication to borrow a leaf from her counterpart in Abia State who resisted to dance to the tune of the power that be to misappropriate mandate of the people.