EKITIGATE: APC WRITES AGF, DEMANDS REVIEW OF GUBER POLL

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has written the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), seeking a review of the June 21, 2014 Governorship election and the prosecution of those accused of manipulating the poll. The party which described the alleged poll fraud as “extraordinary shame of the nation and unprecedented in Nigeria’s electoral history,” maintained that the action of those indicted amounted to serious breach of the Constitution and Electoral Act.

In the petition endorsed by APC Chairman in Ekiti, Olajide Awe, a copy of which was made available to reporters in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, the party said the alleged fraud was a “criminal manipulation of the electoral process” insisting that all the personalities indicted must not go unpunished. Awe contended that the review of the matter had become imperative in national interest and to prevent a cycle of politicians that could seize the reins of government through treason.

He said the petition which was the third to be forwarded to the office of the AGF was precipitated by the recent confessions on Channels Television by the Peoples Democratic Party secretary in Ekiti, Dr. Temitope Aluko, published and broadcast on other electric and print media.

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