Anambra Election: PDP candidate, Oseloka Obaze rejects election result

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Oseloka Obaze

Mr Oseloka Obaze, the candidate
of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has rejected the result of
Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra. Obaze, in a statement on Sunday, said the result as released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) did not reflect what happened in the field.

The Commission  had declared Mr Willie Obiano of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) as the winner of the election.
The Returning Officer, Prof. Zana Akpagu, said
Obiano polled 234, 071 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Tony Nwoye
of All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 98, 752 votes.
Akpagu, the Vice Chancellor of University of Calabar, said the PDP candidate, Mr Oseloka Obaze, came third with 70,293 votes.
He
said that the total valid votes cast at the poll was 422,314; total
number of rejected votes, 26,457 while the total votes cast was 448,771
votes.
Obaze said there were cases of inconsistency and over voting when compared with the records from the electronic card reader.
He also said it was an aberration that APGA could win all the 21 local governments.
“The
Anambra governorship election results just released by INEC, does not
reflect the realities of the votes cast on Nov. 18 by the Anambra
electorate.

“The over voting and inconsistencies between the counted ballots and card reader data remains exceedingly worrisome.
“The
uniformity of the incumbent governor wining twenty-one local
governments is a political aberration in the context of Anambra
politics.
“The election result as reported, shows that nothing matters to the Anambra electorate.
“The people have spoken, they have taken a cursory long term view of what they wish fo Anambra State.”

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