The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected what it called the “fictitious” votes being collated in Okene and other parts of the state and entered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The party also called for the immediate cancellation of the votes garnered by the APC and Governor Yahaya Bello in Okene.
In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said “nobody can accept the provocative alteration of results from polling units as well as allocation of fictitious votes, particularly the awarding of 112, 000 votes to APC in Okene.”
According to the party, the people of Kogi State have glaring evidence of alterations of figures to reduce the vote of the PDP and allocate “imported figures” to the APC.
The party therefore advised INEC not to ever declare such “mutilated results” as they will not be accepted by the people.
The statement read: “Our party hopes that this apparent moves to allocate fictitious results to the APC has no bearing with the allegations in the public space that Governor Yahaya Bello and the APC had compromised highly placed INEC officials with huge sums of money to alter the result in favour of the APC.
“The PDP, therefore, cautions INEC to note that any attempt to declare the figures being bandied for the APC will be a validation of the bribery allegation.
“The only way out is for INEC to cancel and drop the fictitious figures being bandied and declare only the results from votes cast and declared at the respective polling units.”