Ekiti election: PDP claims to have evidence of INEC rigging poll for Fayemi

Kola Ologbondiyan

The last is yet to be heard of purported malfeasance in last Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti state as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said it has  “facts and evidence” on how the just-concluded poll was rigged in favour of the governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

PDP disclosed yesterday that its National Working Committee, NWC, met in Abuja where they received and reviewed “all facts relating to the July 14, 2018 Ekiti state governorship election.”

A statement by the party’s national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said after NWC members reviewed what was brought before them, they came into a conclusion that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, allegedly rigged the election in favour of the APC candidate, Kayode Fayemi.

The opposition party also accused the electoral commission of pulling down the results of the election from its website.

According to Ologbondiyan, “After a thorough examination of all hard facts, the NWC reconfirms that the Independent National Electoral Commission doctored the result of the election to favour the APC.

“The NWC notes that apart from the huge discrepancies between the actual votes cast at the polling centres and the results released by INEC, there is evidence that INEC pulled down the original result from its database to accommodate the alterations.

“The NWC also has evidence indicating that the original result was in favour of the PDP candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola before the figures were altered.

“The NWC, after very exhaustive examination of all facts, confirms the PDP candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, clearly won the July 14, 2018 governorship election.

“The NWC, therefore, calls on the leadership of INEC to immediately correct their results, apologise to the people of Ekiti State and be ready to admit their falsifications before the tribunal so as to return our mandate which was stolen at ‘gunpoint’ on July 14.”

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