Edo PDP Challenges INEC to Publish Governorship Result

Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has challenged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to announce what it called “the disputable Edo State Governorship Election Result”.
In a statement by the state Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chris Nehikare, Thursday, the party accused the Commission of refusing to publish the overall outcome of the election in its portal over a week after the poll was held.
“We consider this hesitance as contrary to global best practices in a situation like this where transparency ought to be sacrosanct.
“However, we are not surprised because we are aware that INEC was compromised and thus manipulated the result to favour the APC and its candidate, Godwin Obaseki, who was declared winner.
“This curious delay in publishing the result for the global audience is reminiscent of INEC’s unprecedented suspension of the collation of the results and refusal to allow even observers entry into collation centres, a period which it needed to reverse the gains of the other contesting parties, particularly the PDP, to favour the ruling APC.
“We want to let INEC know that their bogus figures used to declare Godwin Obaseki as winner are in the possession of our party and the general public and so cannot be clandestinely doctored to perfect their crime against democracy.”
Nehikare opined that “INEC knows that they left loose ends which may easily be discernible from publishing details of the results as announced on September 29 because they are at variance with what their electoral officers issued to party agents at the polling stations on the day of election.
“INEC should by now know that the game is up. The only alteration that can be acceptable to Edo people is if INEC uses this period to correct their fraud and declare the true winner of the election, having removed all extraneous figures from their collation and restored votes illegally and brazenly allocated to APC.”

Author: News Editor

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