The electoral tribunal will sit in Abuja on Friday to consider the February 12 election, in which Mr Christopher Zakka Maikalangu won the election with a total vote of 19,302 votes, while Mr Usman Karshi won 13,249 votes, more than 21,000 votes awarded to the challenger of PDP, Mr. Murtala Karshi of the APC, with the current AMAC chairman Zakka still maintaining 19000 votes, making Murtala Karshi the valid chairman of AMAC in the process.

Meanwhile, Maikalangu has vowed to appeal the verdict and urged his supporters to remain calm despite extreme provocations from Karshi supporters, in a jointly signed statement by Ephraim Audu and Kingsley Madaki, CPS and Senior Special Assistant on Media, Maikalangu stated that: “Following the ruling of the FCT Electoral Tribunal today, the leadership of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), has waived the verdict taken in favor of the APC, on the grounds of manipulation and fabrication of ghost votes against those legitimately announced after the February 12 elections are for us an embarrassment to the Nigerian judiciary.

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“Shortly after the verdict, the President of the Council, Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu called on residents of the council, especially supporters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), to remain calm and not take the law into their own hands after the election tribunal’s ruling, as his legal team has already appealed has gone against the case. Competent judge.

“The call comes against the backdrop of violent celebrations by supporters of the APC who flooded some parts of the city center and the AMAC secretariat, defacing posters of the PDP and barricading the entrances to the AMAC secretariat while chanting provocatively brandishing dangerous implements in the guise of their tribunal victory.

“In addition, the leadership saw the wisdom to prevent any disturbance of public order in the council and across the country. In a shocking arithmetic conundrum called along with some government officials, the February 12 election, in which Mr Christopher Zakka Maikalangu won the election with a total vote of 19,302 votes, while Mr Usman Karshi won 13,249 votes. allocating more than 21,000 votes to PDP’s challenger, Mr. Murtala Karshi, while current AMAC chairman Zakka still maintains 19000 votes.

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According to Madaki, the verdict seemed completely biased and against the will of the people, who came out en masse on February 12 in the AMAC presidency election to vote for the candidate of their choice.

He said: “Today’s judgment is completely unacceptable. We can’t call that judgment, because it was one-sided, with a clear view of being manipulated. We cannot allow such a judgment to stand because there was no clear basis for such a judgment in the first place.

“The current chairman of AMAC, Hon. Christopher Maikalangu won a landslide victory in the election by wide margins. So I wonder where the judge got his sentence that Murtala Karshi won the election. The verdict of the tribunal is a farce for the judiciary on which the common people depend.

“Such a judgment should in no way stand as it completely undermined the will of the people they showed by voting for their chosen candidate in the FCT area council elections.

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“So I appeal to residents of AMAC and PDP supporters to keep calm and pray because it is only God who gives power and by the grace of God we will appeal the verdict and get the justice that we deserve,” he said. .

At the time this report was completed, attempts to reach Karshi or his media team had failed.


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