APC rejects Presidential, NASS results in C/River

The Cross River Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the results of last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly election in the state.

APC said this in a statement by the State Publicity Secretary Mr. Bassey Ita on Wednesday in Calabar.

“The rejection is justified by the gross discrepancies which trailed the conduct of the poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),” Ita said.
He accused INEC of manipulating the process in favor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Ita said INEC was hasty in announcing and declaring results in most areas whereas election was still being held.
According to him, there were cases in the Northern, Central and Southern Senatorial Districts where results were declared while the election was still ongoing.
Ita said some Local Government Areas (LGAs) where irregularities were noticed include- Ikom, Boki, Obubra, Biase, Bakassi, Yala, and Bekwarra.
“For instance, INEC declared results for the Senate seat in Cross River South leaving out Biase which result was not ready as at the time of the announcement.
“Calabar South LGA recorded some crises during voting and Bakassi LGA was to have a rerun because INEC officials were stranded ashore for hours.
“In spite of that, INEC went ahead to announce results for the constituency in favor of the PDP,’’ Ita said.
He said that the APC was rigged out by INEC officials in the state.
“The APC won massively but was rigged out by the commission in collaboration with PDP, hence the hasty declaration of results,’’ Ita said.
He called on the INEC headquarters in Abuja to verify the results from the state with a view to addressing the alleged fraud. (NAN)

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