Kogi Election: PDP Governorship candidate rejects outcome of results

Ishaq Dan-Imam/ Hauwa Abubakar, Lokoja


Kogi state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party PDP and its governorship candidate in the just concluded state governorship election Mr Musa Wada and deputy governorship candidate, Otunba Sam Aro, have rejected the outcome of the state governorship election over alleged irregularities and collusion of security agents and electoral officials.

At a news conference in Lokoja on Sunday at Suitoria Hotel, Engr Wada says the results of the election from Okene local government Area was “forged” by the APC government in the state protesting the results of 112,000.00 votes from Okene and Adavi local government areas.

Mr Wada says many of his supporters and members of his party have been killed at different locations across the state during the elections on Saturday.

He said the general conduct of the election and called for its outright cancellation as he describes the conduct of polls as an aberration of free and fair election.

The party and himself he says will challenge the outcome of the election at tribunal saying, “we are prepared for litigation” as a last resort.

According to the PDP governorship candidate, the PDP has been robbed of the people’s mandate .

Meanwhile, The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement, urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to particularly cancel the ‘allocated votes’ for Okene Local Government Area.

“The party, therefore, cautions INEC not to ever declare such mutilated results as they will not be accepted by the people.

“Our party hopes that this apparent moves to allocate fictitious results to the APC has no bearing with the allegations in the public space that Governor Yahaya Bello and the APC had compromised highly placed INEC officials with huge sums of money to alter the result in favour of the APC,” he said.