March 25, 2019
By Moses Gbande, Jos.
The People’s Democratic Party, PDP Candidate in Plateau State, Senator Jeremiah Useni on Sunday rejected the results of the rerun election conducted on Saturday, 23rd March, 2018 in nine Local Government Areas of the State by INEC.
In announcing the rerun gubernatorial election results, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC declared the the incumbent Governor, and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC as winner of the 2019 election in Plateau State.
Addressing Journalists shortly after the result by the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Halilu Pai was announced, the PDP Flag bearer, Jeremiah Useni expressed his appreciation to the people of Plateau State for their massive support to him and the party as their preferred alternative for the good governance of our state;
” I thank you very much for putting up with all manner of challenges as you cast your votes again and again to get rid of a non-performing administration that has long turned its back against your welfare and security;
” I assure you that such massive support will not go in vain
” My team and I have gone through both the official results released by INEC and the documents submitted by our own field staff.
“We have every reason to believe that justice has so far not been done to our people in this election, because of massive rigging and electoral shortcomings.
“After due consultation, I hereby state that the results announced by INEC are not acceptable to us
‘Consequently, we have requested our legal team to activate all the due processes to reclaim our cherished mandate.
“I give you my word that we will pursue this matter diligently, and by
the grace of God, we will overturn and recover the people’s mandate.
” The *Restoration* Agenda is for the soul of Plateau State, until its glory is restored;
‘ I thank all leaders, stakeholders, members and supporters of the PDP for their commitment, hard work and sacrifices so far. Your labour will not go in vain.
“I appeal to all of us to unite all the more now and avoid any bickering
‘Unity of purpose must be the source of our strength.
” Let us remain focused on the struggle and avoid anything else that will distract and divide us.
” I want you to know that it is not yet over. This is only a temporary setback. We have entered another critical stage.
“Let us stand together for God and for Plateau State.
Thank you and God bless you all”.