Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC has alleged foul play in the just concluded gubernatorial election in the state.
However, it has beckoned on all party members to stay calm while party leaders study the result and decide what is next.
The Chairman of the APC Media Campaign Council, John Mayaki said the party rejected the result of the recently concluded governorship election.
Recall incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki defeat his rival Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in yesterday’s governorship poll.
Gov. Obaseki polled 314,676 votes to defeat his main rival, Osagie Ize-Iyamu of APC, who had 223,619 votes. Obaseki also won in 13 of the 18 local government areas of Edo state.
Mayaki alleged strong-arm tactics in the Saturday’s election.
The statement reads: “Our people were arbitrarily arrested, many of the figures were fabricated.
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“Areas where we won, they cancelled them. They decreased the votes in areas we had advantage.
“They rejected our results and jerked up theirs.”
Mayaki also alleged that there was an arbitrary arrest of local party members, who could have resisted the outrage, while the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki was busy allegedly “diverting attention with false alarm.”
“Obaseki shouted that he was being rigged out and blamed INEC at the initial stage but that was to divert attention from the evil going on in the field”, the statement said.