Ondo bye-election: NNPP may go to Tribunal – Party chair
By Jubril Bada
The Chairman of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) in Ondo State, Mr. Peter Olagookun has disclosed that the party might approach the election tribunal over the Akoko Northeast/Northwest federal constituency bye-election held last weekend.
The outcome of the bye-election, he described as charm exercise.
He said the party disagreed with the outcome of the election due to the failure of the INEC to print out the party’s agent tags.
Olagookun who made the disclosure in an interview with The Hope yesterday pointed out that the development resulted into the party’s agents been barred from polling units to represent NNPP during the election.
The party, he said could not participate fully in the bye-election as there was no provision made for the party’s agent tags.
Eight political parties participated in the election included African Democratic Congress (ADC), All Progressives Congress (APC), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), All Peoples Party (APP), Labour Party (LP), New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Social Democratic Party (SDP)
“The last bye-election in Akoko Northeast/Northwest was a charm and we disagreed with it.
“By the special grace of God, we are consulting our lawyers , possibly we might go to election tribunal because our party agents were been barred from polling units due to the failure of INEC to print out party’s agent tags across polling units in the federal constituency,” he said
He expressed optimism that the party won the election as its agents were not given tags to represent the party, saying that the votes of its candidate were been stolen.
Meanwhile,the chairman added that the next line of action of the party is towards governorship election as series of constitution are ongoing.