In Delta’s March 18 governorship election, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, has challenged the results.
On Monday, INEC announced that Chief Sheriff Oborevwori of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had won.
Omo-Agege said the election was marred by massive fraud, unprecedented vote buying, and voter suppression in a statement issued by Mr Sunday Areh, his media aide in Asaba on Monday.
“The declaration was made in spite of a myriad of infractions and acts of impunity on the part of the PDP in the course of the election.
“These were brought to the attention of INEC with incontrovertible proof.
“The fraudulent nature of the so-called victory of PDP is just too damning and daring for it to be acceptable in any decent society.
“Most of the infractions are in public domain and known to INEC officials and security agencies involved in superintending the election,’’ Omo-Agege, Deputy Senate President said in the statement.
The APC candidate recalled that the result of Feb. 25 presidential and National Assembly elections pointed to an unequivocal rejection of the PDP in Delta.
“Of the three senatorial seats, APC won two while PDP controversially edged out the Labour Party in Delta North to claim one.
“On the basis of the factors listed and more that will come later, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege and the APC unequivocally reject the declaration of Oborevwori of the PDP as winner of the election.
“As democrats, we will challenge this fraudulent result using all legal means and reclaim the mandate given by the good people of Delta,’’ he said.
Omo-Agege, however, urged APC supporters and the people of Delta to remain calm, peaceful and law-abiding. (NAN)