The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected what it called the “fictitious” votes; being collated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kogi governorship elections.
The PDP further called for the nullification of the votes garnered by the APC and Governor Yahaya Bello in Okene.
This was contained in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan; on Sunday, November 17.
Ologbondiyan said, “nobody can accept the provocative alteration of results from polling units; as well as the allocation of fictitious votes, particularly the awarding of 112, 000 votes to APC in Okene.”
According to the party, the people of Kogi State have glaring evidence of alterations of figures; to reduce the vote of the PDP and allocate “imported figures” to the APC.
The party, therefore, advised INEC not to ever declare such “mutilated results”; as they will not be accepted by the people.
The statement reads: “Our party hopes that this apparent moves to allocate fictitious results to the APC; has no bearing with the allegations in the public space that; Governor Yahaya Bello and the APC had compromised highly placed INEC officials with huge sums of money to alter the result in favour of the APC.
“The PDP, therefore, cautions INEC to note that any attempt to declare the figures; being bandied for the APC will be a validation of the bribery allegation.”
Meanwhile, the election on Saturday left no fewer than three persons dead; with several others injured. The incident occurred when suspected political parties thugs invaded Adankolo and Lokongoma primary schools in Lokoja.
Reports revealed that the thugs disguised as police officers shot at two electorates in Adankolo; the other in Lokongoma when they wanted to snatch the ballot box.
It was also gathered that the thugs wounded several other persons, leaving them with degrees of injuries including a woman.
This forced many voters to scamper for safety following the ugly development in those polling units.