The National Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), under the leadership of Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, rejected the outcome of the Edo State governorship election won by Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The caucus described the victory of the APC candidate as day light robbery.
PDP’s candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamo, came second at the guber election which held on September 28.
A statement signed by
head, publicity division for national publicity secretary, Adm. Chinwe I. Nnorom, said “The National Caucus frowned at the brazen display of avarice and desperation against the Edo electorates and democracy on September 28 and 29, 2016 by the ruling APC in collaboration with INEC and security agencies all in the name of Governorship Election.
“Consequently, the Meeting unanimously rejected the outcome of the charade that took place in Edo State.
“Finally, the National Caucus calls on all our Party members nationwide and in Edo State in particular to remain calm and resilient in the face of this daylight robbery of their mandate to our Candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. We believe that justice will be served.”
The Meeting was well attended with the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, CON, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jubrin, Principal Officers of the National Assembly, Governors of Ondo, Taraba, Bayelsa, Gombe, other members of the National Caretaker Committee, National Vice Chairmen, former Governors, former Ministers, other members of BoT and other members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) were in attendance
By Chibuzo Ukaibe