The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in last Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra State, Mr Oseloka Obaze, has rejected the result of the election citing inconsistencies and over-voting as his reasons.
In a public statement yesterday, Sunday Novermber 19, Mr Obaze said that the result released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announcing Governor Willie Obiano did not reflect the reality on ground at the polls.
Recall that the Returning Officer of the Governorship election, Prof. Zana Akpagu, who is the Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, had announced that Obiano polled 234, 071 votes to defeat the rest of the candidates including the runner-up, Dr Tony Nwoye of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 98, 752 votes.
Mr Oseloka Obaze came in third with a total of 70,293 votes.
The PDP candidate in the statement said it is unbelievable that APGA could win all the 21 Local Government Areas in the State.
In his words –
“The Anambra governorship election results just released by INEC, does not reflect the realities of the votes cast on November 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 for Anambra State.”