APC rejects Edo State governorship election results, heads to Tribunal – Gov Hope Uzodimma

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The Governor of Imo State and the Deputy Chairman of the APC Edo State Governorship Campaign Council, Senator Hope Uzodimma, says he has rejected the outcome of Edo State election, accusing the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC of compromise, hence called on APC supporters to remain calm while they are gathering necessary evidences of their claims to seek redress in court.

Below is the Press Release from the government of Imo State on Edo State gubernatorial election:

GOVERNMENT OF IMO STATE

PRESS RELEASE

Uzodimma Rejects Edo Governorship Election Results

—Says INEC Was Compromised By Opposition
—Assures APC Will Get Judgment At Tribunal

The Governor of Imo State and the Deputy Chairman of the APC Edo State Governorship Campaign Council, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has rejected the results of the Edo State Governorship Election.

The Governor made this known when he arrived the Imo State Government House Owerri on Sunday morning after the election which held on Saturday, 19th September, 2020.

Governor Uzodimma disclosed that the entire process in Edo State was marred by irregularities from officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) who sabotaged the system, making it difficult for the APC votes to count.

Governor Uzodimma went on to describe the conduct of INEC officials in the Edo Governorship Election as ‘shameful’.

The Governor also thanked the Governorship Candidate of the APC in Edo, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for his resilience and doggedness.

He also assured that the APC is already gathering evidence to proceed to the Election Petition Tribunal any moment from now, confident that the party will get judgment in due time.

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Governor Uzodimma urged all APC faithfuls and party supporters to remain calm and law abiding, noting that what happened in Edo State is a sabotage to our hard-worn Democracy in Nigeria.

Oguwike Nwachuku

Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser(Gov.)

September 20, 2020

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