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ACN REJECTS C'RIVER NASS RESULTS, HEADS FOR TRIBUNAL

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The Cross River State chapter of Action Congress of Nigeria, (ACN) has rejected in totality the results of last Saturday's National Assembly election, saying the exercise was marred by large scale irregularities including massive rigging, over inflation of votes cast, undue harassments of voters and falsification of results.

The state Chairman of the leading opposition party, Mr Cletus Obun, who made this known to newsmen while reviewing the outcome of the election, stated that he received the outcome of the National Assembly elections with mixture of joy and sadness.

Fuming with anger he said, 'Provisions of the Electoral Act have been clearly violated and that is why this election would be challenged by ACN and we are going to take it to a logical conclusion in all civilized manner. Also we are not going to be civilized where crudity is a rule in the game. ACN shall no longer play the gentleman in any of these elections if the security agencies have now turned round to become agents of PDP.'

According to Cletus, 'it was clear in this state, contrary to quiet reportage that has taken place here that the people of Cross River State were ready to vote out this government but very few people in this state sighted ballot papers because of the desperation of the ruling party.'

Commending the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the media for fighting to bring down electoral materials for people to vote, he expressed shock that in spite of the two earlier postponements which caused low voters turnout, returning officers and corps members still declared hundreds of thousands of votes for PDP candidates across the districts, wondering how they arrived at these votes as it looks very mysterious and that only the courts and forensic analysis could decipher and clarify.

Obun, the former member of Cross River State House of Assembly, decried the use of soldiers and policemen to intimidate, harass and coarse voters into voting against their conscience for fear of being denied infrastructure within their localities, disclosing that their agents had records of video camera and photographs as evidences of what transpired .