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Publish Details of Edo Gubernatorial Election Results – PDP Tasks INEC

by on October 7, 2016
Objections to the out­come of the Septem­ber 28 governorship election in Edo State have continued to mount with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) calling on the electoral umpire to publish the result of the election on the INEC portal.
In a statement signed by the Party’s State Publicity Sec­retary, Chris Osa Nehikhare, the party noted that “a week af­ter the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, announced the disputable Edo State Governorship Election Result, the commission is yet to publish it on its official por­tal.”
It stated, “We consider this hesitance as contrary to glob­al best practices in a situation like this where transparency ought to be sacrosanct.”
“This curious delay in pub­lishing the result for the glob­al audience is reminiscent of INEC’s unprecedented sus­pension of the collation of the results and refusal to al­low even observers entry into collation centers, a period which it needed to reverse the gains of the other con­testing parties, particularly the PDP, to favour the ruling APC.
“However, we are not sur­prised because we are aware that INEC was compromised and thus manipulated the re­sult to favour the APC and its candidate, Mr Godwin Obaseki who was declared winner,” the statement added.
The party said it is in pos­session of “the bogus figures used by INEC to declare Mr Godwin Obaseki as winner and so cannot be clandestine­ly doctored to perfect their crime against democracy.”
“INEC knows that they left loose ends which may easily be discernible from publish­ing details of the results as announced on September 29 because they are at variance with what their electoral of­ficers issued to party agents at the polling stations on the day of election.”

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