SDP candidate speaks on ‘withdrawing’ from rerun governorship election in Adamawa

Social Democratic Party

The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Adamawa State, Emmanuel Bello, has urged voters in affected units of Saturday’s supplementary election in the state to troop out en-masse to vote.

Bello made the call on Tuesday in a statement by the Media Director of his campaign organisation, Malam Umar Mustafa, NAN reports.

Adamawa is one of the six states where the March 9 governorship elections were declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, with supplementary polls scheduled for Saturday.

Bello reiterated his commitment to participating in the supplementary election.

He debunked speculations that he had withdrawn from the race, describing it as an attempt to confuse his supporters.

“I urge all my supporters to come out en-masse and partake in the election.

“It is to be noted that the votes cancelled in the total of 44 polling units spread across the state are mostly in SDP’s stronghold,” Bello said.

He lauded the people of Adamawa for their support and solidarity and urged them not to lose hope.