South-South APC rejects poll results, accuses INEC of conspiracy
NEWS DIGEST–The All Progressives Congress in the South-South region has rejected the results of the governorship and state Houses of Assembly for Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Delta states.
The APC Vice-Chairman (South South), Ntufam Eta, in a statement on Monday said the results as released by the Independent National Electoral Commission did not reflect the will of the people.
The statement read, “We wish to categorically state that the results released by INEC are not a reflection of the wishes and will of the people as expressed at various polling units.
“We have received several complaints to the effect that in areas where our great party held sway and won the elections at the unit levels, the various returning officers of the states, in connivance with agents of the PDP, cancelled results from areas of our strength.
“There are also reports that where elections could not hold due to violence, results were announced in favour of the PDP. Furthermore, in some units where the card readers failed, results were also allocated to such areas and subsequently announced in favour of the PDP.”
It added, “In view of these obvious and aforementioned anomalies and double standards, the APC in the South-South geopolitical zone, rejects in its entirety the results declared by INEC for Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Delta states.
“We will do everything legitimately right to ensure that this injustice will not stand and the perpetrators are brought to book.”