Following its failure to declare results of the election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare its candidate for the Ajeromi/Ifelodun Federal Constituency in Lagos State, Hon. Rita Orji as winner of the February 23 election.
In a statement issued on Tuesday by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said that INEC was plotting crisis in the state by allegedly disobeying a Federal High Court which ordered the commission to declare results of the poll.
The PDP asserted that the election was “clearly won” by its candidate, Hon. Rita Orji, claiming there is no need for a supplementary poll.
Also, the party said by insisting on conducting a supplementary poll for an already concluded election, INEC has confirmed fears that it has been compromised and working for the APC.
“The PDP has been made aware of vicious designs by an APC cabal in Lagos to foist their stooge on the Ajeromi/Ifelodun Federal Constituency seat and use him to divert resources and opportunities meant for the welfare of the masses in the Constituency, to finance their wasteful lifestyle.”
“This practically informs the desperation by the APC to forcefully take over the Ajeromi/Ifelodun seat; a malicious project that has failed and will always fail.
“It is not in doubt that Ajeromi/Ifelodun Federal Constituency has always been a stronghold of the PDP. Given the popularity of our candidate and our party across the Federal constituency, even if the election is conducted ten times, our party will always win.”
PDP insisted that the already, “established victory of our candidate, Hon. Rita Orji, in the February 23, 2019, National Assembly, must be declared in accordance with the will of the people. Anything short of this is a willful assault on our democratic process.”
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