Labaran Maku Presents Evidence Of Mass Rigging By APC In Nasarawa State


Labaran Maku

In a recent interview with a correspondent, the immediate past Minister of Information was asked “Why do you think you lost in this election?”


I did not lose the election. I won it by a wide margin. What I am saying is that the result figures were cooked up by the government in a particular centre and coordinated by one of the commissioners.

Al-Makura knows there is no way he can defeat me. Ninety per cent of the ad hoc staff were chosen by the government and handed over to the INEC in the state. That is why you could see that in Adoge, Ashige in the Lafia East Local Government Area, returning officers ran away. They found out that Al-Makura was not winning and that APGA, my party, was leading; they were ordered to flee. They then organized commandoes to hijack the collation centres. The commandoes went to Adoge four times, the people resisted them. But they were able to hijack the materials at Ashige, Assakio, Arikya and other places.

I want this country to know that the level of criminality that occurred in Nasarawa is something that I am personally ashamed of. In the governor’s village, two of my supporters were shot down in cold blood because they dared to vote for APGA in the electoral ward of the governor. At the Abacha Youth Centre in Lafia, a young man was stabbed to death in the midst of security agencies because he was an APGA supporter. At Giza, they drove away everybody and carried away ballot papers to go and thumbprint.

They also did their rigging at Adudu; there was no report.

There was a commando-style invasion of the collation centre at Karu by the military. Now it is difficult for us to distinguish between fake soldiers and regular soldiers because fake soldiers were on active service in the course of this election and that activity took place around 10:30pm.

Around 2am, there was another invasion at Wulko by insurgents. There was invasion of Arikiya in Lafia Local Government Area by a private army who went there and hijacked ballot papers.

IN A Press Released on his website, Maku pointed out facts and evidence covering 13 LG of the state.