Edo election: Ize-Iyamu rejects results

 

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has rejected the result of Wednesday’s governorship election, describing it as “predetermined.”

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Godwin Obaseki, was declared winner and returned elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday.
According to the result announced by the Returning Officer, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, Obaseki secured a total of 319,483 votes, ‎while Ize-Iyamu polled 253,173, losing by 66,310 votes.
But the PDP candidate said the result of the election held across the 18 local government areas of the state did not reflect what was collated by party agents and independent observers.

He also alleged that there were irregularities during the exercise, adding that the plan was orchestrated to ensure that the PDP lost the election.
In the same vein, the state Chairman of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, said the results announced by the presiding officers at different polling units revealed that the opposition party was ahead of the ruling APC by a minimum of 30,000 votes.

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