Edo election: PDP challenges Obaseki’s election at Tribunal

Edo election: PDP challenges Obaseki’s election at Tribunal

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:52 pm



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo on Wednesday submitted its petition challenging the outcome of the Sept. 28, governorship poll to the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.

The Edo PDP Chairman, Mr Dan Orbih, who led the party`s candidate and other stakeholders to filed the petition, said it was filed within the stipulated time.

Orbih said that the party had a good case and was waiting for the tribunal to announce PDP as the winner of the election at the end of the day.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (ACP), Mr Godwin Obaseki, winner of the election.

Mr Osagie Ize-iyamu, the candidate of the PDP in the election, had called on his supporters to remain law abiding despite what he termed injustice.

“During the campaign, our people kept asking us if we were ready to defend the votes they are going to give us and we assured them and they voted for us.

“And I will not let them down, with God on our side we have a good case and we must come out victorious.

“I thank Edo people for their calmness starting from day one till date, let’s give tribunal a chance to do its work, as we look forward to be declared the winner of the election”. (NAN)

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