Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State and the Deputy Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Campaign Council for Edo election, said that the entire Edo State gubernatorial exercise was marred by irregularities from officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Uzodinma lampooned the electoral Commission and accused some of its officials of sabotaging the nation’s electoral system making it difficult for APC votes to count.
He described the conduct of INEC officials in the Edo Governorship Election as ‘shameful’.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachukwu, the governor, however, commended the Governorship Candidate of the APC in Edo, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for his resilience and doggedness.
The Governor, urged APC faithful and party supporters to remain calm and law-abiding, saying that what happened in Edo State is sabotage to Nigeria’s hard-worn Democracy.
INEC, on Sunday, declared Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winner of the Sept. 19 governorship election in Edo State.
He polled a total of 307,955 votes to beat his closest challenger, Ize-Iyamu of the APC, who polled a total of 223,619 votes.