The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State had accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of conniving with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rob the party’s governorship candidate in Edo State, Pastor Osaze Ize-Iyamu of victory in the just concluded gubernatorial election.
It said it will support the efforts of the PDP in Edo State and it’s governorship candidate, Ize-Iyamu, in seeking the recovery of his stolen mandate up to the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Publicity secretary of PDP in Rivers State, Hon. Samuel Nwanosike disclosed this while receiving hundreds of APC youths and women from Ubima community in Ikwerre local government area of the state, who decamped to the PDP.
Nwanosike said, “It is quite unfortunate that at 56, Nigeria is still battling to provide leadership for our country through proper democracy. It is a shame that INEC once more has connived with the All Progressives Congress in Edo State to rob the good people of Edo their mandate that was freely given to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.
“We can see clearly via national televisions that were available at the Collation Centre in Benin that the results that were collated, a lot of them did not confirm the true state of the affairs that transpired during that election. A situation where Polling Unit results were at complete variance with the results that were finally collated; it shows clearly that Nigeria is heading towards disaster.
“We are using this opportunity to tell our friends in APC in Rivers State who were at Andoni yesterday and were busy deceiving themselves that there was a free and fair election in Edo State. The people in Edo clearly have spoken and that was not the type of democracy Nigerians bargained for.”
He however comnended the PDP in Edo State for making a meaningful impact during the governorship election despite the fact that the APC had been in government in Edo State for the past eight years.
The PDP spokesman said, “Is it not a shame that the APC had been in government in Edo State for eight years and upon all the claims of hard work and good works and all the huge loans incurred and spent by them, in their own imagination to Edo people, yet, the concocted result as announced just showed 50,000 votes difference.
“It is show clearly that the PDP in Edo State should be commended for their great work, should be commended for the proper mobilization of Edo electorates despite the huge presence of security men and all the intimidating antics of Governor Adams Oshiomhole.”