- The APC in Delta state has called for the cancellation of the presidential and National Assembly election
- The Delta chapter of the party claimed that the February 23 election was rigged
- The party claimed that the PDP leadership in the state compromised the military and police operatives
The Delta state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that there was massive rigging in the just concluded presidential and National Assembly elections which was held in the state on Saturday, February 23.
The party is asking the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the election due to the alleged rigging.
In a statement signed and made available to newsmen by the director general, Delta state APC campaign council/Great Ogboru campaign organisation, Hon. Timinimi George, the party called for INEC to cancel results from all the troubled local government areas in the state.
The statement reads:
“There was no election in the riverine areas of Delta South. What happened was daylight robbery and a shameless effrontery on our nascent democracy. The PDP leadership in the state largely compromised the military and police operatives deployed by authorities to ensure a free and fair elections.
"In Delta South, in the riverine areas of Burutu, Bomadi and Patani LGAs, the PDP leaders hijacked ballot papers and thumb printed massively in favour of their party and candidates.
“The venue of their thump printing is like a massive polling centre with many men and women aggressively carrying out this criminal act . I have enough video to buttress what I am saying.
“In Warri south west local government area at Ogbe-Ijoh, in ward 1 of unit 005, 006, 007 and 008 in the riverine areas of the LGA, elections were characterised by massive rigging in connivance with INEC officials.
"There were also hellish thuggery, harassment and intimidation of voters and agents. These criminal acts were also awfully manifest in Gbaramatu, Oporoza , and Isaba wards of same LGA. Burutu and BOMADI LGAs and the Riverine areas of Patani LGA also shared in the barbaric and mindless rigging with the attendant violence."
According to the party, result sheets were missing in the few units and wards where few electoral materials were present.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, rejected the result of the election won by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Atiku, who had kept mute since Monday, February 25, when the results showed that he was going to be the loser, knocked the election as a sham.
The former vice president said if he had lost in a free and fair election, he would have called the victor within seconds of being aware of his victory to offer not just his congratulations.
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