Politics

PDP rejects results of presidential, NASS elections as Buhari wins Gombe, Kogi states

The leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday rejected the results of last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections being announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The lead opposition party’s resolve is coming barely 48 hours after the conclusion of the Presidential and National Assembly elections conducted across 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Analysts observed that the decision of the lead opposition is premature, as the Commission has just announced five out of 37 states.

Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja, Uche Secondus, PDP National Chairman, described the statistics being announced by INEC as incorrect and totally unacceptable.

Secondus who alleged that Nigeria’s democracy is under threat of derailment by the ruling party, rejected the votes cancelled in Nasarawa state.

He further accused the APC of using security to silence opposition in some states purportedly known as PDP stronghold.

He argued that top government officials were deployed by Buhari’s team to rig elections at various geopolitical zones.

He posited that results in various polling units in Nasarawa, Sokoto states were tampered with.

The PDP chairman who was visibly angry, maintained that the party’s agents and party officials were intimidated and arrested.

Secondus who faulted the outcome of the elections, called for cancellation of all results in the North where card readers were not used, just as he condemned the militarization of the electoral process in the South.

Meanwhile, at the resumed collation of election results in Abuja, Buhari scored a total number of 285,894 votes, defeating Atiku who scored a total number of 218,207 votes in Kogi State.

Emerging figures from INEC showed that Buhari won the election conducted in Gombe and Kogi States, respectively.

APC scored a total number of 402,961 votes against 138,484 votes in Gombe State.

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