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In Edo PDP accuses INEC of fraud, pulls out of rescheduled election

The party alleges that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has manipulated the whole process to favour the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomole play

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomole

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday, April 17, said the party is not participating in the April 18 House of Assembly election in Orhionmwon II.

The party alleges that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has manipulated the whole process to favour the All Progressives Congress (APC).

INEC had rescheduled the exercise in 12 polling units, in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the state, especially in Ukpato, Ugu and Evboesi.

The PDP Chairman in the council, Nosakhare Ogieva-Okunbor said;  ”considering the flagrant and gross abuse of electoral process that have trailed the elections conducted so far, we have resolved to pull out of the election.

“INEC has manipulated the whole process. Results that are favourable to us from the previous election were rejected while those favourable to the APC were accepted.”

The PDP candidate in the election, Friday Ogieriakhi, said it would be futile to take in the election as major complaints tendered by the PDP to INEC had been rejected.

 “We will not dignify the fraud that is being perpetrated by INEC. We will challenge the result of the election in court and reclaim our mandate,” he said.

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