We Will Win In Court, Gov. Uzodinma Says As He Rejects Edo Election Results

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Hope Uzodinma
Gov. Hope Uzodinma
Hope Uzodinma
Gov. Hope Uzodinma

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has rejected the result of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State.

He made this known in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachuku.

He noted that the entire process in Edo State was marred by irregularities from officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), who sabotaged the system, making it difficult for the APC votes to count.

The governor went ahead to described the conduct of INEC officials in Edo as ‘shameful’.

“The governor also thanked the governorship candidate of the APC in Edo, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for his resilience and doggedness.
He also assured that the APC is already gathering evidence to proceed to the Election Petition Tribunal any moment from now, confident that the party will get judgment in due time.

“Governor Uzodinma urged all APC faithfuls and party State supporters to remain calm and law abiding, noting that what happened in Edo State was a sabotage to our hard-worn democracy in Nigeria,” the statement read.

The Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki was on Sunday declared winner of the election by INEC.

He garnered 307,955 votes across 18 local government areas to defeat Ize-Iyamu, who polled 223,619 votes.

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