The major strong opposition party PDP Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos has accused the ruling-All Progressives Congress (APC) of rigging the just-concluded councillorship elections in the state.
In a statement seen by Anaedoonline.ng, Deji Doherty, the chairman of the party’s Lagos chapter, said the polls were manipulated to favor the APC to the detriment of other parties.
According to the PDP chairman, APC didn’t perform as shown in the election results declared so far.
Doherty, therefore, maintained that the PDP would not accept any result from the elections.
The statement read: “I seize this opportunity to state categorically that any result published by Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) is fake and unacceptable to PDP in Lagos State.
“We reject any result already released or that would be released and we hereby state that a decision will be taken as regards our next line of action, after the collation of our results and due consultation with our lawyers.
“As a party who are the pioneers of democracy in the country, we believe it is in the best interest of our youths and law-abiding citizens of the state to seek redress legally rather than lock horns with the ruling party in mobilizing thugs to shed blood in protecting our votes.
“We believe our success at the council elections is not worth the blood of any youth in the state.
“This desperation by the APC created a wave of crisis throughout the state especially in Oshodi, Isolo, Agege, Alimosho, Eti Osa, Ojo, Ajeromi Ifelodun, Mushin, Badagry, Ikorodu and a couple of other local governments and local council development areas.
“These councils among many others experienced full-blown over-voting, ballot snatching, and LASIEC collaboration with APC agents to remove sensitive voting materials out of the councils.”
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