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Adamawa govt buying, burning voters’ cards- Marwa

Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), governorship candidate in Adamawa state, Brigadier-General Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd), has accused Adamawa state government officials of buying and burning voters’ registration cards in hundreds in the state.

The state government has however described the allegation as baseless, false and untenable.

Marwa said this at a press conference yesterday in Yola that state government agents are buying the cards for N100.00 and N200.00 each with the purpose of dwindling his chances of winning the governorship seat  in the April general election.

He said the move was one of the devices being embarked upon by the government after realising that the incumbent administration will not be returned by the Adamawa electorate.

General Marwa, former military administrator of Borno state, said government personnel have been on hand in the nooks and crannies of the state on a mission to buy the voters cards because it was apparent that the incumbent government would not be returned by the Adamawa state electorate.

The former Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa, said that Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), and his campaign organization has been working harder and mobilizing the consciousness of Adamawa electorate towards protecting their voters’ cards religiously as it was the only viable instrument they could use to elect credible leaders in April, this year.

Marwa declared that  CPC would ensure that the elections was not rigged out by the incumbent  government and other political parties jostling to occupy the Dougerei  government house, Yola, because the electorates have been well mobilized to guard their vote religiously in the next general elections.

According to him, because of the desperation of the incumbent government to return to Dougerei government house, he alleged that a special rigging unit has been formed for that purpose, stressing that CPC and Mohammed Marwa Campaign Organisation was not oblivious of such antics.

The CPC governorship candidate also maintained that his track record of service in Borno and Lagos states would serve as his guarantor towards clinching the governorship seat in April.

However, in a swift reaction, Governor Murtala Nyako, has declared that he was not desperate to be governor of Adamawa state again in the April 2011 general election, that would warrant him mobilizing government personnel to buy voters’ cards, hence dismissed the allegation by Marwa Campaign Organisation as baseless and unfounded.

Nyako, who made the reaction to newsmen, through his Principal Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Mallam Aminu Iyawa, accused Marwa of desperation which has made him to decamped from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), to Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), in a desperate move to be governor of Adamawa state even when it was apparent that he was not commanding the confidence of the electorate.

Aminu Iyawa urged the electorate to discountenance the allegation and they should use their votes wisely, by voting governor Murtala Nyako in April in view of the democracy dividend he has delivered to them and more that he would do for the people of Adamawa state.


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