Thursday, September 29, 2016 2:04 pm
Mr Anselm Ojezua, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Edo chapter, has described the rejection of the state governorship election results by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as an act of a bad loser.
Ojezua told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Thursday that the entire process of the election had been nothing but peaceful.
“This is just a case of a bad loser. It is a pity that the PDP expects to win in a state which it had run down.
“Though the announcement of the results is still ongoing, I commend INEC , thus far.
“The process was very peaceful. INEC was efficient in delivery of materials to ensure that they got to locations on time,” he said.
The chairman advised the PDP to channel its grievances to the appropriate quarters.
NAN reports that the PDP had, through its Chairman, rejected the results of the election, describing it as “fabricated and pre-determined.”
Meanwhile, the disputed National Chairman of PDP, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, said he did not support Thursday’s rejection of the yet-to-be-declared result of Wednesday’s governorship election in Edo.
He said that the rejection of the result ahead of its declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was preemptive.
Speaking on behalf of Sheriff, Deputy National Chairman of his faction of the party, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, said, “we will await the final announcement of the result, consult widely before making our decision public”.
He said the national leadership was concerned about issues arising from the election, and called for restraint from members and supporters.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Dayo Adeyeye, had in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday warned that the party would reject the result of the government poll if the antics of APC continued.
He accused the Edo Government of sponsoring massive irregularities in the election. (NAN)