Edo Election: Sheriff not in support of PDP’s rejection of result

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Disputed National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, said he did not support Thursday’s rejection of the yet-to-be-declared result of Wednesday’s governorship election in Edo.

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He said that the rejection of the result ahead of its declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was pre-emptive.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that PDP in Edo, at a news conference in Benin, announced its rejection of the result of the governorship poll.

Chairman of the party in the state, Chief Dan Orbih, who addressed the media, alleged that the outcome of the exercise had been pre-determined by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

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However, at the time of the news conference, collation of results of the election was ongoing at INEC secretariat in Benin.

Speaking on behalf of Sheriff, Deputy National Chairman of his faction of the party, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, said, “we will await the final announcement of the result, consult widely before making our decision public”.

He said the national leadership was concerned about issues arising from the election, and called for restraint from members and supporters.

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Dayo Adeyeye, had in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday warned that the party would reject the result of the government poll if the antics of APC continued.

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He accused the Edo Government of sponsoring massive irregularities in the election.

The opposition party had earlier warned INEC that it would not accept any result different from what was announced at the various polling units in the state.

3 thoughts on “Edo Election: Sheriff not in support of PDP’s rejection of result

  1. This people called Pdp should go and relax and leave the people of Edo alone. How can pdp win Edo when they don't have anything to show for their ten years reign ? We know what Edo was like before and we know what it's now. Edo people have spoken, pdp should accept the people's rejection of their evil squad.

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  2. Please sir, how. Many national chairmen do pdp have? And who’s intrest are u protecting? 2 governorship candidates, 2 chairmen. Yeye people.

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