#EdoDecides: Sheriff not in support of PDP’s rejection of result

Ali Modu Sheriff
Ali Modu Sheriff

Disputed National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, has said he was not in support of Thursday’s rejection of the yet-to-be-declared result of Wednesday’s governorship election in Edo.

He said the rejection of the result ahead of its declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was preemptive.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that PDP in Edo, at a news conference in Benin, announced its rejection of the result of the governorship poll.

The chairman of the party in the state, Dan Orbih, who addressed the media, said the outcome of the exercise had been pre-determined by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

However, at the time of the news conference, collation of results of the election was ongoing at INEC secretariat in Benin.

Speaking on behalf of Mr. Sheriff, Deputy National Chairman of his faction of the party, Cairo Ojougboh, said, “we will await the final announcement of the result, consult widely before making our decision public”.

He said the national leadership was concerned about issues arising from the election, and called for restraint from members and supporters.

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Dayo Adeyeye, had in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday warned that the party would reject the result of the government poll if the antics of APC continued.

He accused the Edo Government of sponsoring massive irregularities in the election.



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  • Arabakpura

    PDP wants to mock INEC on inconclusive elections again? It is clear that they deliberately engineer this inconclusiveness to discredit INEC and spite the ruling party!

    • paul irumundomon

      Nothing is right on the sun in Nigeria, if said or complained by pdp. What a wrong generalization, by apc followers.

      • Julius Bobi

        The ranting of a loser PDP.

  • Wise Head

    Now it is clear who Sheriff is working for

    • haba mallam

      You need to rename yourself to dumb head, common logic is that you wait until is official before you proceed but am not surprise its PDP butch of fools forming their own party.