THE senator representing Nasarawa South senatorial district, Suleiman Adokwe, has challenged Governor Umaru Al-Makura who won the last Saturday’s senatorial election for Nasarawa South to be ready to defend his victory.
Adukwe who vowed to reclaim the senatorial zone’s seat won by Al-Makura said at a briefing in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, that the result declared by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was a rob of the mandate given to him by the electorate.
According to Adokwe, INEC and Al-Mkura and his cohort owed him and the electororate the explanation on the declaration of Al-Makura as winner of the election.
INEC had on Monday declared Al-Makura, who contested on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, as winner, having polled a total of 113,156 votes to beatAdokwe of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who scored 104,495 votes.
According to the lawmaker, “we will take back our mandate. I have done that before. We will pursue it. In fact, this case is going to be easier for me because what has happened is very easy to recover.”
Adokwe cautioned the government of Nasarawa State and its alleged collaborators against short-changing the people of the state.
HIS words: “We are getting towards that. It is absolutely unacceptable for our people in the rural areas to be prevented from exercising tbeir franchase as they aught to .It remain estreemly defficult to believe that where they have succeeded in voting, you will bring the votes to Lafia and a few people will just change the mandate.”
“We are not going to sit back and watch the state government and its co-travelers succeed in their plot until his constituents get reprieve of that oppression. We wil fight him no matter what its will take in order to reclaim the mandate our peoe have willingly expressed from Almakura”, Adokwe boasted