***writes INEC Chair, Prof Yakubu
Returning officer for Tafawa Balewa local government area in the gubernatorial election of Bauchi state, Dominion Anosike, has raised the alarm that her life is under threat.
LEADERSHIP recalls that the election was declared inconclusive over the cancellation of votes from the local government.
Mohammed Kyari, returning officer for the governorship election, had cancelled the election of Tafawa Balewa LGA, citing the failure of Anosike to use the prescribed form to enter the result collated across the local government.
She had explained that another form was used because suspected thugs snatched the result sheet of Tafawa Balewa.
“There was violence and I was forced to announce results under duress. We had to use photocopies of other forms to collate results because we were forced under duress to announce the results,” she said.
“My electoral officer and the myself were collating results and about 11pm on Saturday we had collated for six…