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Presidential Elections: Delta APC Calls For Cancellation Of Results

By FRED OGHENESIVBE

The Delta State All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for the outright cancellation of last Saturday Presidential election held in the state, saying the election was a sham, alleging that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) manipulated results to favour their party candidates in Delta State.

The Governorship candidate of the APC in Delta Sate, Olorogun O'tega Emerhor made this call on Monday March 30, at his Country home in Warri while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the elections in the state. He called on INEC to announce a date for the conduct of fresh election in the state.

He therefore, called on all its party agents in the state not to sign any INEC doctored or fake results sheets criminally by PDP riggers in collaboration with corrupt INEC officials pointing out that all results so far collated in Delta State were fraudulently obtained by PDP and submitted to INEC in Asaba for declaration.

"We are saying to INEC that the election that took place on Saturday in Delta state was a farce. So many things went wrong and as I speak to you now, Delta state results are being manipulated by PDP. Our agents do not even know the location of INEC returning officers. I understand that twelve results have reached INEC in Asaba. They have suspended collation right now and they are waiting for the process of falsifying results to continue until a total of 1.7 million votes for the Presidential candidate of PDP is achieved," Emerhor disclosed.

The Delta State APC governorship candidate lamented that while the Independent National Electoral Commission's (INEC) Chairman, Professor Atahiru Jega was announcing results in Abuja, the Delta State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Aniedi-Abasi Ikiowak was busy collaborating with PDP riggers to manipulate results that will favour the ruling party.

Emerhor further asserted that most result sheets in many polling units were confiscated, while in other units there were no result sheet, adding that even some resident electoral officers in some local government areas were kidnapped and taken to unknown destinations.

He blamed the lacuna in manipulation of Delta state election on INEC's to the last minute decision to use manual voting as opposed to the use of the Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) that would have enabled them detect the on going manipulation of votes and falsification of election results.

Emerhor further disclosed that information available to him shows that Warri South/West local government area of the state has eighty thousand (80,000) registered voters, but was surprised when INEC in Asaba announced eighty five thousand (85,000) accredited voters, adding that the scenario was the same in all the local government areas.

The APC candidate said the party has directed its agents to write a protest letter to INEC to register their displeasure over the conduct of the election in the state.

He also alleged that security agents and ad hoc staff of INEC were compromised by PDP to manipulate results to favour PDP, adding that they will not accept any result announced by INEC in Delta state.

While condemning the attack on journalists in Warri by some unidentified policemen in Ughelli, Delta State ,Emerhor said the attack was a "desperation by the ruling party to hide their dubious activities such that some security operatives compromised and starting assaulting law abiding Journalists who are out there performing their legitimate assignments."

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queen sunday | 3/30/2015 10:38:00 PM
That is not true, Pdp never did that. The card reader cannot be use for rigging of election. Please Mr Otega with all due respect, kindly ask questions on how this card reader works before saying anything.
peter | 3/31/2015 6:03:00 AM
Do you read at all? Or is it that your sentiments have blurred your sight? He said the card readers did not work, hence use of manual accreditation, which led to massive rigging...
Orson dex | 3/31/2015 12:57:00 AM
Say no to pdp rigging enough is enough. Let peace reign in Nigeria. Pdp cannot urged candidate to signed peace and cause gbeghe. We will not gree this time. Election rigging must stop else blood will flow. One Nigeria say no to pdp rigging . We can't take anymore.
ita ekpo | 3/31/2015 4:36:00 PM
Election is not by numbers is by percentage of each state. You should known this.
Ejiro | 3/31/2015 6:01:00 AM
Pure Lies... If U are Disappointed cos a ruling party Beat u.. U Go to court.. Not ur rigth to cancel an election people were tired for
ita ekpo | 3/31/2015 4:42:00 PM
If that were tobe APC that would be right. That have nothing with election
Raphael | 3/31/2015 8:55:00 AM
Everyone did what they think was best for their life when they did it. Only God can win election in this country without any bad report
muslim and islam | 3/31/2015 8:59:00 AM
leave them otega the muslim buhari has won by what so ever rigging done
muslim and islam | 3/31/2015 9:00:00 AM
leave them otega the muslim buhari has won by what so ever rigging done
papilo | 3/31/2015 9:08:00 AM
new eyar new sistm
chinwe | 3/31/2015 10:45:00 AM
I just wish south south and south east will start using their head imagin how the north voted massively for dia man buhari while our own is causing problem na wao
ita ekpo | 3/31/2015 3:50:00 PM
I can beleive that can happen there for pdp to only to have 55votes. You have to see big rigging. Are they telling us that the state can not even make his vote to level where south south east west and south east vote gmb. We all know you want yr brother we also want our brother but we still vote yr man but hard for them to vote our man . That is big tribalism. Imagine that the staff for inec is not present they start voting. If that is pdp they will be taken to icc which is pertion court but fail that nigeria have court to take on that,
ibb | 3/31/2015 2:41:00 PM
my bros naso dem de behav the want pdp to get falt. enogo work. abeg live them.
ita ekpo | 3/31/2015 3:38:00 PM
In nigeria election do party have right to call for cancellation or the inec. Why i'm asking this is that in civilise country i never see party calling for such report. Is nigeria or africa have a diference style of electing whereby any body can decide for inec. The way election goes is when you are not satisfy with, the way solution will be is in court. Why we nigerians will make thing that will be appointing hand to us. That the world will look us as we are not fully mature. We should have learn from Ghana election. Since we can not come as one make our image outside look bad. Where we would have not invite outsider to our election . If we work as a team no matter the tribe or ethnic you from. They are some country who did bad than us but will not look but ours is the one world watch. We suppose to be warn, ourself before we do any thing. Please nigerians in general may be in you want curtion yourself on what will good for nigera 2morrow. So that those coming behind us will follow example of yesterday preparation not to level the ground for our chidren children to folow. GOD bless nigeria. Peace4united. Together4build. Outsideadvice4divide.
BRIGHT | 3/31/2015 9:29:00 PM
Am tired of dis world
PRE-PRE | 3/31/2015 9:49:00 PM
nawa,wat is all dis
mr Dominic O | 4/1/2015 1:22:00 AM
God is watching us. we need change