BENIN (Sundiata Post) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised alarm over the delay by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to announce results of the state governorship election in the two remaining local government areas namely Orhionmwon LGA and Ovia South West LGA.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Dan Orbih, Chairman, Edo 2020 Campaign Council requested all leaders of the party to proceed to INEC office in Benin.
The full statement reads:
Edo 2020 Election Alert.
All the leaders of our great party in Benin City are hereby requested to make their way to the INEC office in Ramat Park, Benin City.
The INEC office has taken and unexplained break in the announcement of results as it concerns Orhionmwon LGA and Ovia South West LGA.
We are aware that the Collation officers for these LGAs are in the INEC with the result sheets, copies of which are with our agents.
Edo people will not tolerate any manipulation which INEC and its staff appear to be planning.
The mandate kindly and decisively given to Governor Godwin Obaseki by the good people of Edo State must not be compromised, subverted or toyed with.
We therefore demand for the immediate release of the result of these two local government areas.
The patience and resolve of Edo people must not tempered with.
Chief Dan Osi Orbih
Chairman Edo 2020 Campaign Council.