The Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate for the Kwara Central Senatorial District election in 2015, Abdurahman Abdulrazaq, has sued the Independent National Electoral Commission for alleged manipulation of results

The election was declared won by his opponent of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Bukola Saraki.

Saraki, after winning the general election, also contested and won the position of the Senate President.

Abdulrazaq, on Monday, filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking an order of mandamus compelling INEC to prosecute Ladi Hassan, an agent to Saraki during the collation of the results of the 2015 election; and the collating/returning officer, Mrs. Mulkah Ahmed.

The plaintiff alleged in his suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/92/2018, that Saraki was declared the winner of the election on March 28, 2017, when the results were only allegedly collated by just Ahmed and Hassan (Saraki’s agent) at the district level on March 29, 2015.

He attached to his suit two sets of documents, with one set marked Exhibit 1, said to be showing that “the summaries of results from wards and local government areas that make up the senatorial district were finally compiled on March 29, 2015, as the date on each of these forms read the same collation date.”

The second document attached to the suit as Exhibit 2 was said to be INEC FORM EC 8E(1) “which is the Declaration of Results of Election compiled by Dr. (Mrs.) Mulkah A. Ahmed (the returning officer) and Ladi Hassan, agent to Dr. Bukola Saraki.”

Abdulrazaq alleged in his suit that “only two of them (Ahmed and Hassan) signed the form and March 28, was appended on the face of the form.”

An affidavit deposed to by the plaintiff’s aide, Adebayo Oloyin, stated in part,”That it is a common sense that collation date will always precede declaration date as the collation dictates declaration of results.”

The deponent explained that the “offence committed” by the persons named cost his boss the merit of his petition at the Election Petition Tribunal challenging Saraki’s election.

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