2019: Bauchi lawmaker speaks on consequences of relocating collation centre

The Bauchi State Assembly member for Tafawa Balewa/Bula constituency,
Aminu Tukur has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission,
INEC, to relocate the existing collation centre from Zwall to
forestall any violence Bogoro, Dass and Tafawa Balewa constituency

Tukur said this in a petition addressed to Bauchi INEC office obtained
by DAILY POST on Monday.

The lawmaker added that it's a gross violation of the Nigerian
constitution for INEC to relocate collation centre away from Zwall
with the allege tacit support of the All Progressives Congress.

"As a representative of my people in Tafawa Balewa, I should be
officially contacted, including Speaker Yakubu Dogara for any
political decision by INEC and I caution the electoral body not to
relocate the collation centre to avoid violence," said Tukur.

According to Tukur, INEC's decision is viewed as an attempt to
truncate democracy and to Jeopardize the peaceful co-existence of our
people.

Tukur urged the electoral body to discard any decision of relocating
the collation centre for the best interest of peace in the areas.

" Zwall is our choice of collation centre for Dass, Bogoro and Tafawa
Balewa constituency," added Tukur.

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