Reps minority caucus alleges rigging against PDP candidates

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, congratulated governors-elect on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, but also expressed sadness over alleged manipulation of polls against some other PDP governorship candidates.

The caucus stated this in a statement by its leader, Ndudi Elumelu.

The statement was titled ‘Guber Poll: Reps Minority Leader, Elumelu Congratulates Sheriff, Bala Mohammed, Makinde, Others on Election Victory.’

The caucus, in the statement, congratulated the governor-elects of Delta State, Sheriff Oborevwori; Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State, and Caleb Mutfwang  of Plateau State on their success at the polls.

The caucus, however, alleged manipulation of governorship election results in Ogun, Nasarawa and other states, leading to the defeat of PDP candidates.

Elumelu said, “From the results obtained directly from polling units across the country, we are optimistic of the victory of the PDP candidates in other states, as the nation awaits final declaration in Adamawa, Taraba, Rivers, Zamfara, Enugu and other states.

“The victory being recorded by the PDP governorship candidates is a resounding reaffirmation that they are persons of proven integrity, capacity, competence, commitment to duty and political will to ensure that the aspiration of the people prevailed in governance.

“The PDP Caucus is deeply saddened by the manipulations in Nasarawa, Ogun and other states, where our candidates were denied victory in the election. But we remain confident that the stolen mandate will surely be retrieved in the court.

“I, therefore, congratulate our already declared governors-elect as well those awaiting declaration by INEC and charge them to double their efforts to deliver democracy dividends to the people.”

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