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Obaze rejects Anambra poll, calls Obiano’s landslide win ‘political aberration’

Obaze rejects Anambra poll, calls Obiano’s landslide win ‘political aberration’
November 20
06:40 2017
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Oseloka Obaze, the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has rejected the result of Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra.

Obaze, in a statement on Sunday, said the result as released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) did not reflect what happened in the field.

INEC had declared Willie Obiano of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) as the winner of the election but Obaze said it was an aberration that APGA could win all the 21 local governments.

Zana Akpagu, the returning officer, said Obiano polled 234, 071 votes to defeat his closest rival, Tony Nwoye of All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 98, 752 votes.

Akpagu, the vice chancellor of the University of Calabar, said the PDP candidate came third with 70,293 votes.

He said that the total valid votes cast at the poll was 422,314; total number of rejected votes, 26,457 while the total votes cast was 448,771 votes.

Obaze said there were cases of inconsistency and over voting when compared with the records from the electronic card reader.

“The Anambra governorship election results just released by INEC, does not reflect the realities of the votes cast on Nov. 18 by the Anambra electorate.

“The over voting and inconsistencies between the counted ballots and card reader data remains exceedingly worrisome.

“The uniformity of the incumbent governor winning twenty-one local governments is a political aberration in the context of Anambra politics.

“The election result as reported, shows that nothing matters to the Anambra electorate.

“The people have spoken, they have taken a cursory long term view of what they wish fo Anambra State.”

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  1. LAO
    LAO November 20, 07:38

    For once, can people just accept defeat and plan for another one. Please be honest and congratulate the Winner. Even if your votes were trippled you can’t still wine. The Gap is too much for you to shout foul.

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