The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State within the just concluded election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has stated that the election was not free nor truthful.
Ize-Iyamu stated that opposite to media stories, the election was neither free nor truthful, stating that there have been a number of episodes of violence, voter intimidation and falsification of outcomes.
He identified that there have been illegal cancellations of outcomes significantly from Urhonigbe South and North in Orhiomwon, whereas outcomes had been falsified from many polling models in Ofunama in Ovia South West, and in components of Ovia North East, Owan West, Oredo, Egor, Ikpoba-Okha, Esan North East, Esan West, Esan South East, and Uhunmwode Local Government Areas.
“Sadly, two individuals had been killed through the election, whereas gun-wielding thugs took over collation centres in lots of places with out the intervention of law-enforcement brokers.
“There have been additionally a number of instances of malfunctioning card readers, which disenfranchised duly registered voters, along with many instances of unregistered voters voting with pre-purchased voters’ playing cards not collected by their precise house owners,” Ize Iyamu stated in an announcement made out there to POLITICS360 on Monday.
He stated regardless that there are causes to problem the election outcomes, “We’ve nonetheless determined to not begin an election petition.”
In line with him, that is to keep away from additional stress in Edo State, noting additionally that the management of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and plenty of well-placed people have made pronouncements endorsing the method that produced Obaseki.
The APC standard-bearer, nonetheless, famous that there are pre-election issues already in courtroom filed towards the APC by the Peoples Democratic Social gathering, PDP and its candidate, Obaseki and in addition those instituted by the APC towards the ruling celebration and its candidate.
He famous that these are all lawful and integral components of the electoral course of in any democracy, calling on everybody to respect and acknowledge as real democrats.
“The end result of those pending instances have direct impact on the election. Consequently, we now have determined to proceed with our pre-election instances in full train of our authorized rights, simply as our opponents have thought-about it their prerogative to additionally proceed with their pre-election instances towards us,” he stated.