#NigeriaDecides2023: PDP Pushes For Cancellation Of Ekiti Presidential Results

#NigeriaDecides2023: PDP Pushes For Cancellation Of Ekiti Presidential Results

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Labour Party (LP) and two other political parties have sought the cancellation of the Presidential Election results from Ekiti State.

They claimed that figures declared from the result do not tally with the total number of votes cast in the election as declared by the state Returning Officer.

The other two parties are Action Alliance and the Africa Democratic Party.

The PDP Agent at the collation centre, Dino Melaye said going by the party’s calculations of what was presented, there is a perception of over-voting as the figures were different from what was presented.

According to him, “Yesterday, we received results from Ekiti and we worked on it. The figure presented indicates that there were 301,558 accredited voters and out of that, the APC got 201, 494, and the PDP got 89,554, leaving a balance of about 10,510. We were told that the Labour Party got 11, 397.

“From our calculation, the figures do not tally and we believe that there is over voting and so, the results from Ekiti should not stand and the provisions of the law should apply.”

The Labour Party and other parties agreed with the presentation by the PDP agent.

However, the agent of the APC, Babatunde Ogala (SAN) said they would have to petition to contest the results.

He explained that in accordance with the provisions of the law, once results have been declared, the right thing to do is to go through a petition, a position that was supported by an agent of the National Renaissance Movement.

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