The main opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State, has rejected the outcome of the September 19, Governorship election, alleging foul play, calling on party members to stay calm, while the Leaders of the party study the results, and decide on what next step to take.
The Chairman of the APC Media Campaign Council, Mr. John Mayaki, said that the party rejected the results, citing alleged strong-arm tactics.
“Our people were arbitrarily arrested, many of the figures were fabricated”, a statement issued on Sunday, shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, winner of the election, said.
The party further alleged illicit tampering with results, to shore up numbers of the PDP, and mark down the APC’s alleged votes.
“Areas where we won, they cancelled them. They decreased the votes in areas we had an advantage. They rejected our results and jerked up theirs”, the party further claimed.
Stressing further, Mayaki claimed that there was the arbitrary arrest of local party members who could have resisted the outrage, while Governor Obaseki was busy diverting attention with false alarm.
“Obaseki shouted that he was being rigged out, and blamed INEC at the initial stage, but that was to divert attention from the evil going on in the field”, he noted.
While calling on party members to stay calm, Mayaki said that the APC Leaders are studying the results, and would announce their decision and course of action as soon as possible.
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