The Rivers state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has faulted the poll result released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the just concluded governorship election in Edo state. The party in a statement by the publicity secretary of PDP in the state, Mr Nwanosike Sam, over the weekend in Port Harcourt, accused INEC of manipulating the Edo poll in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The party spokesperson alleged that the result finally released by INEC on the election did not tally with what was collated at most of the polling units in Edo state. He warned that such alleged irregularity will not be tolerated in the coming re-run elections in Rivers state. As an opposition party candidate, the outgoing governor of Edo State won an election conducted by the PDP. But today, they will not allow the will of the people in that state to prevail.” The PDP called on INEC to fix a date for the re-run elections in Rivers State, but warned that the people will resist any attempt by the electoral body to announce result for Tai local government area of the state. It said no re-run election took place there in the last March 19 re-run election.