Atiku Calls For Replacement Of INEC, Security Officials For Taraba Rerun Polls

Must Read

Retired NBA Player, Kobe Bryant, Dies In Helicopter Crash

Retired NBA player, Kobe Bryant has lost his life at the age of 41 in a helicoper crash in...

Why Amotekun Must Not Be Allowed To Operate: Tanko Yakasai

Tanko Yakasai, has advised the federal government against accepting the Western Nigeria Security Network code-named: Amotekun. He said this while...

Boy Killed, Several Injured As Boko Haram Bombs Borno Mosque

  Following the attack by Boko Haram sect on a mosque in Gwoza, Borno state, on Sunday, a 12-year-old child...

Lassa Fever: Doctor Quarantined In Jigawa, Another Case Confirmed In Ogun

A medical doctor has been quarantined after showing signs of Lassa fever at Jahun local government area of Jigawa...

TY Danjuma’s Opinion Doesn’t Matter: Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari had slammed Theophilus Danjuma, retired general, saying his opinion doesn't matter than that of millions of...
Ardent Reader, News Freak, Socio-Political Commentator, Archaeologist & Pro-Democrat.

Atiku AbubakarFormer Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, has said the Independent National Electoral Commission and security officials implicated in the conduct of the April 11 governorship and House of Assembly election in Taraba State should be replaced before the rerun election in the state.

The INEC has scheduled the rerun governorship poll for April 25.

Abubakar made the suggestion while welcoming INEC’s decision to cancel the governorship election results in some local government areas of Taraba and declare the outcome of last Saturday’s polls in the state inconclusive.

This was contained in a statement released by the Atiku Media Office on Wednesday in Abuja.

It quoted the former Nigerian number two man as agreeing with the widespread reports of irregularities in some local governments of the state.

“These irregularities included using armed personnel to intimidate voters”, Abubakar said.

He added: “Elections should not be militarised. Nigeria is a democracy, not a dictatorship. Citizens should be able to go out and vote without fear of being threatened with the nozzle of a gun”.

He also said that election violations were perpetrated in Southern Taraba, specifically in Wukari, Takum, Kurmi and Donga local councils.

Mr. Abubakar, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, noted that thousands of troops were deployed in these areas and electoral officers were heavily compromised.

“These people should not be allowed to go back during the rerun election. No troops should be allowed nearby”, he said.

The former vice president also called on the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, to replace the security personnel in Taraba with new hands from neighbouring Gombe, Bauchi and Adamawa states during the period of the rerun elections.

- Advertisement -


  1. Very well said Turakin Adamawa..
    Those INEC and SECURITY officials implicated in the conduct of last weekend’s governorship election not only in Taraba state but also those in Imo and Abia states should be replaced in the rerun with those that will be fair to all parties involved.
    Free, Fair and Credible elections is all Nigerians ask for.
    Change is here, Let’s all embrace it.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -