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Esan North-East election: PDP accuses Oshiomhole of rigging polls

The PDP, Edo State Chapter has accused Edo Stat Independent Electoral Commission, EDSIEC, of rigging the chairmanship election of Esan North-East local government, which the party claimed it won.

In a statement titled ‘How PDP won the chairmanship and councillorship election in Esan North-East Local Government’, the State PDP chairman, Chief Dan Orbih called on Nigerians to prevail on Governor Adams Oshiomhole and EDSIEC chairman to declare the correct results.

Chief Orbih said the PDP won the councillorship elections in all the eleven wards, while the respective councilors-elects received their certificates of return.

He, however, noted that: “The Local Government Returning Officer absconded from Uromi without announcing the collated chairmanship result only for EDSIEC chairman, Mr Solomon Ogoh to announce a doctored result in Benin in favour of All Progressive Congress, APC, candidate while collation was still going on in Uromi.”

The PDP outlined the ward to ward results which summed up to APC having 6248votes, while PDP had 11332votes.

Orbih said: “We challenge the APC to contradict these figures.”

The election was held last Tuesday. A previous election had been inconclusive.

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