The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has in a press conference by its Chairman in Edo state, Mr. Dan Orbih, rejected the state’s governorship election results, ahead of the announcement of the outcome.
At the press conference which held in Benin on Thursday and was also attended the party’s governorship candidate, Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, both the party and its candidate said they rejected the results because they were “fabricated and a pre-determined” by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Edo State Government.
The party’s chairman in the state alleged that the results which were announced INEC, were at a complete variance with what the party got from its agents and independent observers.
He also 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.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), in the state has however described the rejection of the Edo election results by the opposition party as “an act of a bad loser.”
The chairman of APC, Edo State Chapter, Mr. Anselm Ojezua, says the entire process of the election had been nothing but peaceful, asking the PDP to channel its grievances to the appropriate quarters.
Mr. Ojezua, who commends INEC so far for a work well done, added that the commission was efficient in its delivery of materials and ensured that they got to locations on time.
With the results of 17 local government areas announced, the APC is leading in 12 local governments.
The APC won in Akoko-Edo LGA, Ikpoba-Okha, Etsako West, Etsako East, Etsako Cenral, Owan East LGA, Ovia North LGA, Oredo LGA, Uhunwomnde, Igueben LGA, Egor LGA, Owan West LGA.
While the PDP won in Esan North Central, Esan West LGA, Orhionmwon LGA, Esan South East LGA, Esan North East LGA.