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PDP rejects election results, says they are incorrect, unacceptable
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it would not accept the results of the 2019 presidential election being announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, said this during a press conference in Abuja on Monday, describing the results being announced as “incorrect” and “unacceptable”.
Secondus alleged that the APC colluded with state agencies such as the police, the Department of State Services, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, and the military “to silence the voices of the people”, in contravention of the peace accord which was signed by all the candidates that took part in the presidential election.
He also accused the APC of dispatching high-ranking government officials to the various regions of the country in order to arm-twist the electoral officers in the regions into doing their biddings. According to Secondus, the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazzau, was sent to the North West, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation was sent to the North East, while the Attorney-General of the Federation was sent to the South-South and South East regions.
“I want to categorically state that our collation centers have all original results from every polling unit, in every ward, in every Local Government Area (LGA) in Nigeria, of which the international community is well aware, implying all results currently being announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is incorrect thus unacceptable to our party and people,” Secondus stated.
“With the INEC IT server hacked by agents of the APC to manipulate results, we can with certainty state that results from the following polling units have, for example, been tampered with, note:
i. Sarkin Dawaki ward in Doma LGA – Nassarawa state
ii. Doka ward in Doma LGA – Nassarawa state
iii. Agyaragin – Tofa ward
iv. 10, 000 illegal votes added to already announced results in Wurno LGA in Sokoto state
v. Additionally, violent and destructive attacks have been meted out to officials while counting at Lafia St. and police barracks polling units.
“Despite these provocations, intimidation and attempts to hijack our democracy and change the course of history, I must, in fact, convey to our good people the fact that the PDP is on course to victory and the Presidency; therefore, remain resolute and steadfast, because our party shares in your uncertainty and suffering, which must decisively come to a good end for us all.
So far seven states have announced their results namely: Ekiti, Osun, FCT, Kwara, Nasarawa, Kogi, and Gombe. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has won in six out of seven states, while the PDP won only in the FCT.
The results are as follows:
Ekiti State: APC – 219,231; PDP – 154,032
Osun State: APC – 347,634; PDP – 337,377
FCT: APC – 152,224; PDP – 259,997
Kogi State: APC – 285,894; PDP – 218,201
Kwara State: APC – 308,984; PDP – 138,184
Nasarawa State: APC – 289,903; PDP – 283,847
Gombe State: APC – 402,961; PDP – 138,484
Altogether, the APC has a total of 2,006,831 as against the PDP’s 1,530,128 in the seven states so far announced.
The collation of result is still ongoing at the INEC collation centre located at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.