The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has rejected the presidential and parliamentary election results being announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. PDP had Atiku Abubakar as its presidential candidate.
The National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, in a press briefing currently ongoing said the results being announced by INEC are inflated in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
According to Secondus, the results have been fraught with “irregularities” and therefore, “incorrect and unacceptable.”
According to him, “Our collation centres have the original results from all the polling units in the country. That is from where are going to reclaim our results,” he said.
“The results are incorrect and unacceptable to our party. Officials of the APC working with INEC have decided to alter results to affect our people. This must now be resisted by every well-meaning Nigerian.
“INEC must live up to its responsibility. They are under pressure. We have the facts and when the time comes, we begin to release them.”
APC rejects presidential polls result in Akwa Ibom
The All Progressives Congress on Monday said it had rejected Saturday’s presidential election result in Akwa Ibom, declared by Independent National Electoral Commission at the Collation Centre, Uyo.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that in the result announced by Collation Officers for the election, Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar won in 28 local government area out of 31 in the state.
He polled 391, 844 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC, who scored 158, 788 votes.
But, APC’s agent for the election at the State Collation Centre, Mr Samuel Akpan, told newsmen that he had the mandate of his party to reject the entire result as announced by INEC.
He said that the process was compromised and demanded the cancellation of the results, describing the process as “a scam’’.
“The result does not reflect the true position of what happened in the units and wards.
“This is not the democracy that we wanted. APC is a peace-loving party and therefore, is not prone to violence.
“Our party is not satisfied with the whole collation process from the unit to the state collation centre.
“There was vote-buying and the entire process was compromised. The integrity of the whole exercise has been undermined. The umpire ought to be fair,” he said.