#NigeriaDecides2019: PDP Asks INEC To Discontinue Announcement Of Presidential Election Results
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded the outright cancellation of the presidential election results from Yobe, Zamfara, Nasaraw and Borno State.
The PDP demanded that the announcement be placed on hold for INEC to release data of the accreditation done by card readers in the election.
The party made the call at a press conference by Kabiru Turaki, deputy director-general of the PDP presidential campaign organisation, addressed in Abuja on Wednesday.
Thirty one states have so far been announced by INEC at the National Collation Centre in Abuja.
“We demand the immediate and outright cancellation of Presidential election results in Yobe, Zamfara, Nasarawa and Borno states as submitted by INEC presiding officers and ask for the conduct of fresh elections in these states."
"We have evidence from the smart card reader accreditation data that what is being announced by INEC has been seriously tampered with and manipulated.”
PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar lost Yobe and Nasarawa States to incumbent President and candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammadu Buhari.
The opposition party alleges that APC in collaboration with INEC had rigged the elections.
PDP explained that “In Yobe, the total number of votes submitted as the cast was more than the number of accredited voters. Whereas the number of accredited voters was 601, 056, the total votes cast was 775, 449.”
Turaki said the alleged case of over voting would have been tackled if the Electoral Act was given presidential ascent by Buhari.
PDP, however, maintained that from “the actual votes delivered at the polling units, which we all have, Nigerians clearly and unequivocally gave their mandate to Atiku Abubakar.”
He said, “The PDP, therefore, demands the outright deletion of the results from Zamfara from INEC records and conduct of free, fair and credible Presidential election in Zamfara State.”