Jumhoory Party (JP) presidential candidate Gasim Ibrahim who narrowly missed out a place in the second round of the presidential elections held Saturday said that he has asked elections commission for a vote recount. Speaking during a rally on Wednesday, Gasim reiterated that there were major doubts surrounding the results of the first round. According to Gasim, issues such as ballots being cast in the names of deceased people and vote rigging had been noted during the first round. In light of such issues, JP had requested for a recount in the presence of relevant interlocutors, he added.
Gasim also voiced confidence that his party will be able to win the case filed at the High Court challenging the result of the first round results.
He was hopeful that the court would not delay in settling the case which involves the interest of the entire country.
High Court on Wednesday had accepted the case a day after dismissing the case citing that it did not fit the circumstances stipulated in the elections law.
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