Ayuba Gufwen, the Peoples Democratic Party chairmanship candidate in Mangu Local Government Area in the October 10 local government polls in Plateau State has called on PDP supporters to boycott the rerun election slated for Thursday, October 18.
the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission declared that the election was inconclusive in the area following alleged violence in two polling units.
The electoral body had said that the two units, Fomulam in Kerang and Kantoma in Mangu-Halle, had a combined total of 2,000 votes.
The Chairman of the commission, Fabian Ntung, had announced in Jos on Tuesday that the rerun election would be held in the two areas on Thursday, so as to complete the process and declare the results.
Reacting to the development, Gufwen, in a press statement, described the said rerun as “illegal and fraudulent”.
Gufwen claimed that he won the poll by scoring 60,806 votes against the 55221 votes polled by his APC rival.