November 28, 2016
Ondo Guber Poll: PDP Condemn, Reject the Outcome of The Election,
Accuses INEC of Complicity, Calls for Cancellation. Congratulates
Eyitayo Jegede for His Gallantry
The outcome of the November 26, 2016 Gubernatorial Election in Ondo
State as declared by Professor Abdul-Ganiyu Ambali, the Chief Returning
Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is a
charade and not the true reflection of the will of the people of Ondo
2. INEC has however graduated from Inconclusive Elections as seen in
Kogi, Bayelsa, Osun, FCT, Imo, Nassarawa and some other previous
By-Elections in the Country to ‘Advanced Election Rigging’, as in the
case of Edo and Ondo States Gubernatorial Elections.
3. It is common knowledge that the APC Agents openly bought votes of the
electorates in the full glare of security operatives who did nothing to
prevent such dastardly violation of the Electoral Law. It is not
surprising that the electorates in Ondo state became so vulnerable to
the corruptive influence of the APC because of the hash economic
situation in the Country inflicted on Nigerians by the APC
Administration which have indeed made all Nigerians virtually beggars in
their own Country.
4. Nigerians will recall that we had persistently called for the
postponement of the Election before Saturday, for at least two weeks to
enable our Party Campaign and prepare properly for this Election as a
result of the setback orchestrated by Justice Okon Abang and the
charlatans in PDP who allowed themselves to be used by the APC to
destroy our chances in the Ondo State Election.
5. The actions of INEC in collaboration with the APC led Administration
left us no time to campaign and sell our Candidate and Party Manifesto
to the electorates in Ondo State. Our persistent call for the
postponement of the Election which was backed and supported by more than
20 other political parties were all rejected by INEC which were acting
the script of the APC. It was a carefully planned and well orchestrated
strategy to rig the Election well in advance by preventing the PDP from
planning and campaigning for the Election. The APC has hereby introduced
a new formula of rigging Election in Nigeria.
6. In view of the fact that the Election was blatantly manipulated from
the beginning to the end to favour the APC, we vehemently reject the
results of the November 26, 2016 Gubernatorial Election in Ondo State.
The Election and all actions leading to it fall short of laid down
principles guiding conduct of elections in Nigeria. We have instructed
our Candidate and the Ondo State Chapter of our Party to proceed to the
Tribunal to challenge the Outcome of the Election. We call on the
Judiciary to redeem Nigeria’s image on this matter as we request for the
Total Cancellation of the Election in Ondo State.
7. Finally, we congratulate our Candidate, Hon. Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, and
our Party in the State for the gallant performance at the Poll, despite
the severe injuries inflicted on us before, during and after the
Election. We call on all our members and teeming supporters nationwide
and Ondo State in particular to remain calm and continue to work with
the leadership of the Party to move the PDP forward.
8. God bless Ondo State! God bless Nigeria!!!
Prince Dayo Adeyeye
National Publicity Secretary