Thursday, 29 September 2016

Sheriff disagrees as PDP reject Edo election results

Sheriff disagrees as PDP reject Edo election results and also refused to sign the final results because, it claims, the results were rehearsed

– Ali Modu Sheriff faction has refused to support the PDP on the rejection of results of the Edo election – His faction says it would consult widely before coming to a decision on what to do about the results which the Ahmed Makarfi
faction says are fake – The PDP also refused to sign the final results because, it claims, the results were rehearsed


Factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ali Modu Sheriff has refused to promptly reject the results from the just concluded Edo election that declared All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate Godwin Obaseki as winner of the exercise. Vanguard quotes the deputy national chairman of Sheriff’s faction of the party, Dr Cairo Ojougboh as saying: “We will await the final announcement of the result, consult widely before making our decision public”. 

His position is at variant with that of the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction which has outrightly rejected the results, saying that they were cooked.

Meanwhile, the agent of the PDP at the collation centre refused to sign the final results after admitting that he received a call from his superiors telling him not to sign.

Also the PDP has rejected the INEC results claiming that it was a fabrication. 

A statement by the party on Thursday, September 29 read in part: “We completely reject the charade, farce and outright travesty that has taken place in the name of the Edo State Gubernatorial Election. 

In the history of our Country, there have not been many instances of such an outright subversion of the will of the people.” In the same vein, supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have staged a protest against the outcome of the Edo state gubernatorial election. The protest was carried out in front of the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on September 29. The supporters carrying placards claimed that Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the PDP was the winner of the election as against reports that Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress was in pole position to win the election.