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#EdoDecides: PDP Rejects Results Because They Were “Fabricated and Pre-determined” | APC Reacts

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Osun Election Bella NaijaThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the results of the Edo governorship election held on Wednesday, ahead of the announcement of the outcome.

The party rejected the results in a press conference addressed by its Chairman in the state, Dan Orbih, on Thursday in Benin.

The press conference was also attended the party’s governorship candidate in the election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Both the party and it’s candidate said they rejected the results because they were “fabricated and pre-determined” by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Edo Government.

Orbih said that the results as they were being announced by the INEC, were at a complete variance with what the party got from it agents and independent observers.

He alleged that the two-week extension of the poll by the electoral body was to allow for more time to perfect the manipulation of the process.

“You will recall that our state Publicity Secretary had briefed the press less than 48 hours to the elections on what is playing out now. If you go by the results that were announced at the polling units and wards across the state, it shows that PDP would have won by over 30,000 votes.

What INEC is announcing is clearly different from what we got from our agents and independent observers in the 192 wards and over 2,000 units across the state.

We are rejecting these results as they were being announced by INEC and we are coming out early enough to make this known,” he said.

The chairman said the cancellation of some results on the basis of failed card reader was part of a deliberate plan to also manipulate the poll.

He alleged that the areas where results were canceled were stronghold of the PDP.

“I wonder what the ‘Incident Form’ is for. Voters should not be made to suffer unduly for the inefficiency of card readers,” he said.

He said the results as were being announced by INEC, were clearly at variance with the widely acclaimed voter- turnout that was also acknowledged by the electoral umpire itself.

On his part, the governorship candidate said he aligned himself with the position of the party.

“The results are not a true reflection of what happened in the field. The INEC only played a script written by the Government of Edo,” he said.

Anselm Ojezua, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Edo chapter, has  described the rejection of the state governorship election results by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as an act of a bad loser.

Ojezua told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Thursday that the entire process of the election had been nothing but peaceful.

“This is just a case of a bad loser. It is a pity that the PDP expects to win in a state which it had run down. Though the announcement of the results is still ongoing, I commend INEC , thus far. The process was very peaceful. INEC was efficient in delivery of materials to ensure that they got to locations on time,” he said.

The chairman advised the PDP to channel its grievances to the appropriate quarters.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

8 Comments

  1. Anon

    September 29, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Next page goes to…

  2. yemite

    September 29, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Nawaoo. Oshomhole as perfected the rigging. Have said that severally this man is a criminal, he henrited that from is GF thiefnubu n lie lie

    • LOL

      September 29, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      Please go and learn how to read and write properly, at least the people you are insulting went to school , they can read and write properly
      PDP, getting served the same way you dished it

  3. A

    September 29, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    “….and a predetermined”???

  4. FinchleysFinest

    September 29, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    What is the essence of asking people to come out to vote if/wen Rigging is 100 possible?

    Naija Politician should just kuku kill everybody… abi….

  5. oh please

    September 29, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    oh please pdp always crying wolf. una wan do orubebe style again ? pdp in edo state equals another era of the igbinedions

  6. Peace

    September 29, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    The rigging in edo state is just glaring. Please whats with apc members saying pdp thought apc arent we moving forward whats the change then if you keep comparing your past with your present. Its uneasy calm here. To those who say they will vote out PMB i can categorically say YOU ARE JOKING

  7. lami

    September 29, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Based on yesterday’s reports on on the voting process pdp commended the process , saying the process was fair and today they cry wolf. What goes around comes around, pdp. , remember ekiti’s election!

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