Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged a plot by Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to manipulate the results of the governorship election at the collation centres.
Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Chris Nehikhare, said in a statement Wednesday night that the failure by INEC to commence the announcement of the results of the election from the ward level was a strong pointer to the rigging lot.
According to the PDP, “Edo PDP wishes to let Edo People know that there has been enough time for the INEC to start announcing the ward results.
“Voting stopped at 2pm and votes were counted immediately at the unit levels.
“From results made available to us, we are in a very comfortable lead. We are however shocked that till now no ward result has been declared.
“We are aware that APC and INEC plan to change the result at the collation centre and we wish to warn that any change to the result we are already aware of will be met with stiff resistance.
“INEC should tell Governor Adams Oshiomhole that the changing and swapping of results at the collation center is a no-no! Even worse is the attempt to prevent our agents into the collation centers.
“We, however, advise our supporters and members to remain calm. In a few more hours, the liberation of Edo will be official,” the statement added.