Updated: February 26, 2021
By Turaki Hassan, TODAY NEWS AFRICA
The rerun election in Bauchi state will only be an academic exercise since the Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reversed the illegal cancellation of the election of Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area by the compromised and corrupt state Returning Officer Prof Mohammed Kyari.
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The Commission said the result from Tafawa Balewa will now be regenerated from the 11 Registration Areas (Wards) in the LGA.
As things stand now:
The total number of collated and announced votes :
Tafawa Balewa result
When the result for Tafawa Balewa is regenerated and added on Tuesday, it will come to:
Recall that both the compromised Bauchi INEC REC and the corrupt Returning Officer, Professor Mohammed Kyari fraudulently claimed that the cancelled votes is 45,312.
However, the fact-finding Committee set up by the Commission discovered that the actual figure of cancelled votes in Ningi LGA is 2,533 and not 25,330 as recorded earlier. INEC has now reversed the fraud by reducing the figure to it’s original of 2,533 for Ningi LGA.
This therefore means that the total number of cancelled votes in the entire Bauchi state is: 45,312- 25, 533= 19,779. Plus about 3 polling units the total could be 23,000 or even far less than that.
Assuming but not conceding that the total number of cancelled votes is actually 23,000 which is very unlikely in this circumstance.
Remember PDP is leading with 14,207
23,000-14,207= 8,793 votes difference
This is a mathematical impossibility for APC/Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar :
PDP/Kaura need less than 9,000 votes out of the 23,000 cancelled votes. And for APC/MA, they must win all the 23,000 votes which is practically impossible.
Again, not all the 23,000 registered voters in the affected Polling Units collected their PVCs, meaning that the number of people that will actually vote if the rerun election is conducted could be far less than the 23,000 canceled votes and if INEC, after collating the result of Tafawa Balewa LGA come to the determination of the actual and real figure of cancelled votes based on record of PVC collection to be less than 14,000, then Sen Bala Mohammed will automatically be declared winner.
“Approbate and Reprobate”
Both MA Abubakar and the Bauchi APC know these facts and that is why the State party chairman Uba Nana held a press conference on Saturday March 16, 2019 in Bauchi, rejecting the decision of INEC on the Bauchi election where he said: “Considering the letters and spirit of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999 as amended), and the INEC Guidelines for 2019 General Elections, INEC is not empowered to reverse any decision taken at the Collation Center by the Returning Officer appointed for that purpose. Such decisions can only be reversed by a Court of law, especially when INEC cannot Approbate and Reprobate.”
Now, this is akin to standing logic on its head as they agreed and rightly admitted one cannot approbate and reprobate at the same time. Therefore, what the corrupt Prof Mohammed Kyari did was not only unconstitutional but shamelessness of the highest order because he unilaterally and illegally cancelled three levels of declaration that can only be voided by a competent court of law having been blinded by the lure of lucre. Kyari, cancelled the collation, announcement and declarations at all Polling Units, 11 wards and the LGA Collation Officer Mrs. Dominion Anosike. If I may ask Uba Nana, who and which law authorized Kyari to cancel these declarations?
Indeed, it is a settled law that you cannot approbate and reprobate at the same time. This is the bitter truth which is that-The Game is over for them-The people’s will has triumphed in Bauchin Yakubu.
Meanwhile, God has buttered the bread of the people of Tafawa Balewa who have been receiving trailer loads of gifts including motor bikes, cars, cash, clothings, etc from Governor MA in the last few days in the anticipation that a rerun polls will be conducted in the area. At least, they have recovered parts of their looted funds no matter how paltry and insignificant the amount.
WHAT A LUCKY PEOPLE!!