* Sheriff against PDP’s rejection of poll result
* PDP are bad losers – APC Chairman
The much talked about Edo State Gubernatorial election process has come to an end with Godwin Obaseki, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party candidate winning the contest.
After the collation of results from the 18 local government areas of Edo state in south-south Nigeria, candidate of APC polled a total of 319,483 votes while that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Osagie Ize-Iyamu, polled 253,173 votes.
The APC won in Akoko-Edo LGA, Ikpoba-Okha, Etsako West, Etsako East, Etsako Cenral, Owan East LGA, Ovia North LGA, Oredo LGA, Uhunwomnde, Igueben LGA, Egor LGA, Owan West LGA.
The PDP won in Esan North Central, Esan West LGA, Orhionmwon LGA, Esan South East LGA, Esan North East LGA.
The PDP candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has rejected the result of the Edo state governorship election.
Addressing reporters at his Benin residence, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the PDP, described the results being announced by INEC as a “rape of democracy”.
Ize-Iyamu said his party monitored the the election through its agents across the state.
“Contrary to claim that PDP brought in 8,000 militants, the election showed that PDP is law-abiding and did not involve in illegality. The delays in announcing official result by INEC was in order to announce predetermined fabricated results,” he said.
“The Figures being announced by INEC do not represent the massive turnout. We have told our agents to bring all the results issued at the polling units. We do not want to rely on the messages they sent.
“In the next three or four days, will have complete record. From findings, it is clear a lot of manipulation has taken place.”
However, factional National Chairman of PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff, has said he was not in support of Thursday’s rejection of the yet-to-be-declared result of Wednesday’s governorship election in Edo.
He said the rejection of the result ahead of its declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was preemptive.
SO TRUE reports that PDP in Edo, at a news conference in Benin, announced its rejection of the result of the governorship poll.
The chairman of the party in the state, Dan Orbih, who addressed the media, said the outcome of the exercise had been pre-determined by he ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Meanwhile, Anselm Ojezua, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, has described the Peoples Democratic Party as “bad losers” for rejecting the results of the governorship election in the state.
Ojezua, who said the entire process of the election had been nothing but peaceful, said it was “a pity that PDP expected to win in a state that it had run down”.
“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,” he told reporters in Benin.
“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 advised the PDP to channel its grievances to the appropriate quarters.