#NigeriaDecide2023: PDP Ogun rejects result of Abeokuta South State Constituency

#NigeriaDecide2023: PDP Ogun rejects result of Abeokuta South State Constituency

The People’s Democratic Party PDP has rejected the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC declaring the All progressives Congress, APC as the winner of Saturday’s house of representatives election in Abeokuta south federal constituency.

The PDP local govt agent for the Constituency Honourable Lukmon Ogunbayo who made the declaration said the results were fraught with many irregularities, inflated figures, manipulations, fraud, over-voting and vote buying among other illegalities.

Ogunbayo said having studied the results carefully, the announced results does not conform or reflect the votes and wishes of the people of Abeokuta South local government.

According to him, “it was discovered that in some instances the number of total valid votes superceded the number of accredited voters, an anomaly which can not be overlooked.

“There is a case where bvas could not capture or work properly and the people were allowed to vote in ward 10, unit 6. Incidence of vote buying also pervaded the entire process. Indeed, this is not a true reflection of the votes and wishes of the people.”

Hon. Ogunbayo said the house of representatives results are hereby rejected while awaiting further directives from the party.

INEC had announced Afolabi Afuape of the APC as the winner having polled a total of 19,899 while his closest rival Toyin Amuzu of the PDP was said to have polled 13,663