Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State and the Deputy Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Campaign Council for Edo poll, has claimed that the entire Edo State gubernatorial workout was marred by using irregularities from officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Uzodinma berated the electoral Commission and accused some INEC officials of sabotaging the nation’s electoral device making it tough for APC votes to count.
Uzodinma recommended the Governorship Candidate of the APC in Edo, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for his resilience and doggedness.
We reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday, declared Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State.
INEC’s Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh declared Obaseki winner of the election after polling a complete of 307,955 votes to humble his closest challenger, Ize-Iyamu of the APC, who polled a whole of 223,619 votes
But, the Governor in a declaration issued by means of his Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachuku and made on hand to us, on Monday, similarly described the habits of INEC officials in the Edo Governorship Election as ‘shameful’.
The Governor, therefore, entreated APC faithful and birthday celebration supporters to continue to be calm and law-abiding, saying that what came about in Edo State is sabotage to Nigeria’s hard-worn Democracy.