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“The PDP does not accept the result” – Osita Chidoka



Osita Chidoka

The Peoples Democratic Party has said it would explore all options, including legal process to express its grievances against the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the 2019 presidential election, Punch reports.

The party has also refused to sign the result sheet while describing the announcement of Buhari as the winner of the election as an abnormality.

Buhari was declared the winner of the polls by INEC after recording 15,191,847 votes to defeat the PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar who managed 11,262,978 votes.

While rejecting the declaration of the results, PDP agent and former Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Osita Chidoka told journalists in Abuja that the announcement does not represent the valid votes of Nigerians.

“The PDP does not accept the result as representing the valid votes of Nigerians. We have made three issues: first, after all the investment in technology, we expected that INEC, after spending N27 billion in this year’s budget alone for technology, would have for the purpose of transparency, not just for law, projected to us the result of what the card reader that they used displayed about the people that went through the card reader verification. That singular act has put a dent on the image of the election.

“The second one is the issue we raised about the number of registered vis-à-vis what the chairman now calls collated voters, which means that 1.6 million people are missing in the voter register. We think that issue is substantial enough to require a resolution.

“We also believed that the difference between the accredited voters and the votes cast which came to about 750,000 is an issue to be looked at. Finally, we believed that the cancellations that took place in the election impacting 2.7 million voters required to be looked into seriously.”

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