- The INEC has been urged to cancel the Delta state governorship election
- The APC claimed the election was marred by violence as three persons were allegedly murdered in cold blood
- The ruling PDP in the state is currently leading based on the results from 19 councils collated so far
The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta state has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the Delta state governorship election.
The Delta state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who made the call Monday, March 11, accused the PDP of ballot snatching, over voting, vote buying and impunity during the election.
The Sun reports that results from 19 councils collated so far, the ruling PDP in the state is poised to win the election which was conducted last Saturday.
In a statement by the APC chairman in the state, Jones Erue, the party said the election was marred by violence as three persons were allegedly murdered in cold blood.
“The object of their gory adventure was to tilt the election results in favour of the PDP. This unpatriotic and satanic objective was indeed achieved but not without exposing their unabashed criminality to grab power so they can subject Deltans to another four years of exploitation and crude pillage of our collective patrimony.
“Indeed, the disparity between the INEC card readers and records of accreditation and the votes being declared at the collation centers across the state exposed their crass breach of the electoral process and villainous infringement of the law, since the INEC chairman, Prof Mahmud Yakubu, had stated that where there are more voters than the number recorded by the card readers, the results in that area shall be annulled.
“Delta APC condemns and rejects in totality the result of the governorship election held in Delta State on Saturday, March 9, 2019 and calls on the INEC chairman to instantly annul the result and to re-conduct same in the nearest date possible in line with extant laws and with all necessary logistics put in place to ensure a free and fair election."
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According to the party, the electoral commission, through its suspension of the Rivers state election, has already demonstrated its preparedness to apply drastic measures where there is a clear breach of the electoral process.
The APC urged the electoral umpire to apply same rule in the case of Delta to further underscore its consistency, commitment and determination to conduct a free and fair elections in all states in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the governor of Enugu state, Rt Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi had been reelected to serve a second term as governor of the state as he polled the highest number of votes in each of the 17 local government areas of the state.
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