As is to be expected, the two main political parties have continued their accusations of each other, now accusing the other of either plans to rig, or having perfected plans to rig the results of the polls, before the final announcement is made by the electoral umpire.
While the PDP says the APC plans to release fake results in the social media to fool Nigerians, the opposition, on its part is accusing the ruling party of using agents of state, to rig the election in favour of President Goodluck Jonathan and other PDP candidates.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement, Sunday, said “The APC in its desperation for power has resorted to posting fake results in the social media in a bid to ambush the electoral commission, mislead the unsuspecting public to believe it is winning, all in furtherance of its grand plot to cause confusion and set the stage for violence when the authentic results are finally released.”
He therefore charged Nigerians to disregard such results being bandied about in the social media, and wait for the real results to be released by INEC.
On his part, Governor Adams Oshiomhole said the army has been a huge problem as they had been used to rig for the ruling party in Edo North where he hails from.
The governor who spoke to reporters after casting his vote at Unit 1, Ward 10, Iyamho said the military compromised and were in many cases used to chase away voters.
He said: “there are disturbing stories in many places. The Army has been used in a very criminal way to harass, intimidate and beat up voters in many units”.
Also APC national publicity secretary in a statement said, “We have heard of the desperate moves to cancel the results in areas where the APC has beaten the PDP embarrassingly.”
According to the party, it is aware of the ongoing efforts to force Electoral Officers and Presiding Officers in Imo State, some of whom are being allegedly picked up by the military as at press time, to rewrite the results of the elections in the state.
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