APC pressurising INEC to alter Edo governorship election results – PDP

By Valentine Amanze

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was mounting pressure on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to alter the results of the governorship election in Edo State in favour of the APC.

The PDP made the allegation through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Sunday.

The party, which is reportedly leading in the governorship election in Edo State at the weekend, said: "We have been informed that the INEC chairman has come under intense pressure from the APC to allow the replacement of results declared in the riverine areas of Edo State to jerk up figures for the APC.

“The PDP has also observed that INEC’s virtual portal is increasingly becoming unstable. We also have information on ploys being undertaken to replace results in Fugar and other adjoining local governments, all in Edo North.”

The party, however, appealed to INEC chairman not to "fall for this pressure in the interest of the unity and cohesion of our country.

"We have the results as already declared in the various polling units and we urge INEC to confine itself to these results already declared by its officials at the polling units.

"We invite Nigerians to closely monitor results being declared on the INEC virtual portal to ensure the wishes of the people of Edo State are not altered overnight."

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