The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, on Sunday, September 20, said the electoral process during the governorship election in the state was vitiated with irregularities and therefore rejected the results of the Saturday’s governorship election.
The Chairman of its Media Campaign Council, John Mayaki, made the position known in a statement.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared Governor Godwin Obaseki as the winner of the governorship election after he polled 307,955 votes to defeat the APC candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who recorded 223,619 votes.
But Mayaki in reaction alleged strong-arm tactics by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), accusing the Party of tampering with results.
Nonetheless, the APC urged its members to stay calm while party leaders study the results and decide on the next move.
The statement reads: “Our people were arbitrarily arrested, many of the figures were fabricated.
“Areas where we won, they cancelled them. They decreased the votes in areas we had advantages. They rejected our results and jerked up theirs.
“Obaseki shouted that he was being rigged out and blamed INEC at the initial stage but that was to divert attention from the evil going on in the field.
“The party leaders would announce their decision and course of action as soon as possible.”