Imo Governor, Uzodinma Rejects Edo Governorship Election Result, Says APC Will Win In Court
KanyiDaily recalls that Obaseki was declared winner of the governorship election after he polled 307,955 votes to defeat his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who got 223,619 votes.
Reacting in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachuku, on Monday, Uzodinma said APC would head to court because the entire process in Edo election was marred by irregularities.
He accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of sabotaging the system, making it difficult for the APC votes to count, and described the conduct of INEC officials in Edo as ‘shameful’.
“The governor also thanked the governorship candidate of the APC in Edo, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for his resilience and doggedness.
He also assured that the APC is already gathering evidence to proceed to the Election Petition Tribunal any moment from now, confident that the party will get judgment in due time.
“Governor Uzodinma urged all APC faithfuls and party State supporters to remain calm and law abiding, noting that what happened in Edo State was a sabotage to our hard-worn democracy in Nigeria,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, Former Imo State Governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha has described APC’s loss in Edo as people’s revolution against injusticen in the party.
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