The All Progressives Congress Gubernatorial candidate in Delta State — Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has rejected the result of the March 18 elections, which saw INEC declare Chief Sheriff Oborevwori of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner.
Omo-Agege said the election was characterised by massive fraud, unprecedented vote buying and voter suppression, in a statement issued by Sunday Areh, his media aide in Asaba, on Monday.
The statement reads: “The declaration was made in spite of myriad infractions and acts of impunity on the part of the PDP in the course of the election.
“These were brought to the attention of INEC with incontrovertible proof.
“The fraudulent nature of the so-called victory of PDP is just too damning and daring for it to be acceptable in any decent society.
“Most of the infractions are in public domain and known to INEC officials and security agencies involved in superintending the election.
“Of the three senatorial seats, APC won two while PDP controversially edged out the Labour Party in Delta North to claim one.
“On the basis of the factors listed and more that will come later, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege and the APC unequivocally reject the declaration of Oborevwori of the PDP as winner of the election.
“As Democrats, we will challenge this fraudulent result using all legal means and reclaim the mandate given by the good people of Delta,’’ he said.
Omo-Agege, however, urged APC supporters and the people of Delta to remain calm, peaceful and law-abiding, as his camp gets ready to take matters to court.
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