- The Delta state chairman of the APC has said that the party will challenge governorship result announced by INEC in the state
- The party chairman said the exercise was characterised by various electoral malpractices like ballot box snatching
- According to Erue, if the electoral body does not cancel the election, it will go to the tribunal to seek request for cancellation
Jones Erue, the Delta state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said the party is ready to challenge the results of the governorship and House of Assembly elections in various parts of the state in court.
While speaking with journalists in Warri, the state chairman of the party said the election was marred with rigging, ballot snatching.
He also said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) collaborated with ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to rig the elections, Vanguard reports.
Erue also asked that the electoral commission cancel the exercise, saying that if it it does not do so, the party will head to the tribunal to seek immediate cancellation.
He said: ‘‘I invited you gentlemen of the press because of the recent happenings in our dear state where elections were purported to have taken place in our state.
"You are all eye witnesses to the fraud displayed by PDP where they connived with some security agencies and INEC ad hoc staff to hijack election ballot boxes and thumb printed in their favour and declared one fraudulent result making PDP as winners."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the PDP's governorship candidate, Ifeanyi Okowa, was declared as the winner of the gubernatorial election in Delta state.
INEC on Monday, March 11, announced that Okowa, who is the incumbent governor, won 23 out of the 25 LGAs declared, while APC won two.
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