- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) accused INEC of trying to create crisis in Lagos over an already won election
- The PDP says its candidate won the election at Ajeromi/Ifelodun federal constituency, but that INEC is disobeying a court ruling
- The party insists that even the election is held multiple times, its candidate would still win
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) late Tuesday, April 23, accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of plotting crisis in Lagos state by disobeying the order of the Federal High Court.
The party said the court had ruled that that INEC declare the results of the February 23, 2019, National Assembly elections for Ajeromi/Ifelodun federal constituency, which was clearly won by its candidate, Hon Rita Orji.
According to the PDP, INEC's insistence on conducting a supplementary poll for an already concluded election, in defiance of the ruling of the court, has confirmed fears that it has been compromised to create situations to subvert the will of the people and award the Ajeromi/Ifelodun constituency seat to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, the national spokesperson of the PDP, the party has "been made aware of vicious designs by an APC cabal in Lagos to foist their stooge on the Ajeromi/Ifelodun federal constituency seat and use him to divert resources and opportunities meant for the welfare of the masses in the constituency, to finance their wasteful lifestyle.
"This practically informs the desperation by the APC to forcefully take over the Ajeromi/Ifelodun seat; a malicious project that has failed and will always fail."
The party said it is not in doubt that Ajeromi/Ifelodun federal constituency has always been a stronghold of the PDP.
It added that even if the election was conducted 10 times, its candidate would win because of her popularity.
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"The PDP therefore insists that the already established victory of our candidate, Hon Rita Orji, in the February 23, 2019, National Assembly, must be declared in accordance with the will of the people.
"Anything short of this is a willful assault on our democratic process," the party said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) recently said the alleged admission by the INEC's presiding officers in Borno and Yobe states that the result of Saturday, February 23, presidential election was transmitted to the server of the commission is a vindication that the polls were rigged in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The party insisted that more confessions were imminent, noting that the wheel of justice would turn the tide in favour of the former vice president Atiku Abubakar.
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