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Strong indications have emerged suggesting that the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is currently perfecting documentations to approach the Ekiti has said that it has what it called “facts” on how the last Saturday’s governorship election was allegedly rigged in Ekiti State.
This stemmed from Tuesday’s reception and review of “all facts relating to the July 14, 2018 Ekiti state governorship election,” by the National Working Committee of the party in Abuja.
The NWC members, who reviewed happenstances at the election came into a conclusion that the Independent National Electoral Commission allegedly rigged the election in favour of the rival All Progressives Congress.
It will be recalled that the commission on Sunday morning, declared the APC candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi, as the winner of the election prior to PDP’s statement alleging massive irregularities in the conduct of the election.
Already, the candidate of the PDP, Prof Kolapo Olusola Eleka have insisted that the votes were doctored in favour of Fayemi.
PDP in a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, further accused the commission of pulling down the results of the election from its website.
PDP’s position seems to have been vindicated by the summary of the report of foreign observers’ who in unison, averred that the election conduct failed international standards in all ramifications.
The party made it clear that “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.”
PDP also observed what it called figurative error in the results as announced by INEC, warning that if this was not done, the party and its candidate would seek redress at an election petition tribunal.
“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,” PDP averred.
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