Edo 2020: APC Rejects Election Result, May Head To Court
Daily Metro News NG
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state has rejected the results of the just concluded governorship election in the state, which saw the incumbent Governor, Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerge.
The APC has cited strong-arm tactics as the reason for the rejection.
While declaring that there were various degrees of foul plays during the election, the party insist that results from the poll were skewed in favour of Governor Obaseki.
The Edo State APC has then called on its members and all lovers of democracy in the state to stay calm, while leaders of the party would study the results and decide on the next line of action going forward.
In a statement by its Media Campaign Council Chairman, John Mayaki, the APC maintained that the party’s governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, was robbed of his legitimate victory.
He said; “Our people were arbitrarily arrested, many of the figures were fabricated. There was illicit tampering with results, to shore up PDP’s numbers and mark down APC’s.
“Areas where we won, they cancelled the results. They decreased the votes in areas we had advantage. They rejected our results and jerked up theirs.
“There was arbitrary arrest of local party members, who could have resisted the outrage, while Obaseki was busy diverting attention with false alarm.
“Obaseki shouted that he was being rigged out and blamed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the initial stage, but that was to divert attention from the evil going on in the field,” the statement concludes.
The party also thanked its members and teeming supporters of its candidate, Ize-Iyamu for their support and steadfastness, which it said would never be taken for granted.