Labaran Maku insists that he won the governorship election

Maku made the assertion while briefing newsmen on the progress of his case at the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal for Nassarawa state.

Former Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku

Mr Labaran Maku, candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), in the March 28 governorship election in Nassarawa State, said in Abuja on Thursday that he won the contest.

"I am convinced that I won the election after Wednesday’s proceeding at the tribunal. I was fraudulently denied victory by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).’’

Maku, former Minister of Information, contended that INEC could not defend the victory it declared for incumbent Gov. Tanko Al Makura, before the tribunal.

"I want to state without equivocation that at the end of yesterday’s sitting at the tribunal; the third respondent – INEC - closed its case without a single witness."

"This made it clearer that INEC and its officers know clearly that the declaration of Tanko Al-Makura as the winner of the election was nothing but fraud," Maku said.

He stressed that before Wednesday, INEC boasted that it had evidence and witnesses to counter our claim before the tribunal.

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