Results Are Fake: PDP Rejects Lagos State Council Elections, Vows to Take Action

Results Are Fake: PDP Rejects Lagos State Council Elections, Vows to Take Action

  • The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the outcome of the local council elections held in Lagos state on Saturday, July 24
  • The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) declared APC winner of all the 57 council seats in the state
  • However, the opposition party alleged that the result presented by the state electoral commission is fake

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Lagos state - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Lagos chapter has rejected the state’s local government election result released by Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), Premium Times reports.

Recall that LASIEC had declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of all 57 council seats in the state’s local government poll.

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The Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has rejected the results of the council elections. Photo credit: @officialpdpnig
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However, in a swift reaction on Monday, July 26, the party chairman, Deji Doherty, alleged that the polls were manipulated to favour the ruling APC.

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Doherty in a statement stated that any result published by the state electoral commission is unacceptable to PDP and fake.

The Lagos PDP chairman went on to note that after the collation of their results and due consultation with lawyers, the party will announce its decision regarding the next line of action.

He added that the party had observed from the results received so far that APC did not perform as expected and decided to rig the election.

Lagos LG election: Council boss scores LASIEC high

Dele Oshinowo, the chairman, Agboyi-Ketu Local Council Development Area (LCDA), according to Vanguard scored LASIEC highly following the conduct of the council poll.

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According to him, the electoral commission had improved on its conduct of grassroots poll compared to the exercise held back in 2017. Oshinowo is seeking re-election for another term on the platform of the ruling APC.

APC records massive win in Lagos state council elections

This development is coming after the LASIEC announced that the APC won all the 57 council seats in the state’s local government election.

The results were announced by returning officers at all the 57 collation centres in the state. Although the election recorded low participation by the voters, members of the APC expressed joy that they won the poll.

One of the party members, Kolade Alabi, who was re-elected in Bariga for another four-year term, thanked the people for their trust in him.

Ogun LG poll: Drama as PDP announces withdrawal from election

Meanwhile, the PDP revealed it will be sitting out the Ogun state local government election. The party announced its withdrawal from the Saturday, July 24, poll through its state chairman, Hon Sikirulai Ogundele in Abeokuta.

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According to Ogundele, PDP resolved to boycott the election following a judgment of the Ogun state high court involving him and the state Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC).

The PDP chairman had dragged OGSIEC to court for dealing with a faction loyal to late Buruji Kashamu of the PDP in the southwest state.


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