The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday rejected the results of the Edo governorship election held yesterday.
PDP made its decision known in a press conference in Benin, which was attended by the Chairman of the state chapter of the party, Chief Dan Orbih and the party’s candidate, Pst Osagie- Ize Iyamu.
The party said it rejected the result because they were “fabricated and pre-determined” by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the Edo Government.
Speaking at the conference, Orbih said the results being announced by INEC, were at variance with what the party got from it agents and independent observers.
According to Obih, the two-week extension of the poll by the electoral body was to allow for more time to perfect the manipulation of the process.
He said, “You will recall that our state Publicity Secretary had briefed the press less than 48 hours to the elections on what is playing out now.
“If you go by the results that were announced at the polling units and wards across the state, it shows that PDP would have won by over 30,000 votes.
“What INEC is announcing is clearly different from what we got from our agents and independent observers in the 192 wards and over 2,000 units across the state.
“We are rejecting these results as they were being announced by INEC and we are coming out early enough to make this known.”