PDP accepts Oshiomhole

The Peoples Democratic Party has just issued a statement, reluctantly accepting the landslide victory of Adams Oshiomhole of the Action Congress of Nigeria in Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

It congratulated Mr. Oshiomhole while saying it might however challenge his election in court if there’s evidence of any foul play in the poll.

“As a Party that respects the institutions of democracy, and in demonstration of the spirit of sportsmanship which is the acclaimed principle of the PDP under the leadership of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, we call on all our supporters to accept this results as declared by INEC,” the party said via a statement by it’s spokesperson, Olisa Metuh.

“We congratulate the winner  for this victory. This is  however without prejudice to our right to seek redress if we observe from our field reports any foul play. We therefore urge our supporters to remain calm,law abiding and resist any temptation to take the law into their hands.”

Read full statement below

“The Peoples Democratic Party has received with mixed feelings the results of the Edo State Gubernatorial Election in which the candidate of the action Congress of Nigeria, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has been declared winner.

“While we await the reports of our monitors in different locations in the state in order to determine our next course of action, we commend the people of Edo State for their enthusiastic participation in the exercise.

“In the course of our campaigns, we told the people that our entry into the race was not a do or die affair. We did our best to provide a credible alternative to the people of the state. We shared their hope for a re-entry into the main stream of Nigerian Politics. We shared their sentiments in their yearning to join the list of progressive states administered by the PDP. However, to our disappointment, the results as declared by INEC did not go our way.

“As a Party that respects the institutions of democracy, and in demonstration of the spirit of sportsmanship which is the acclaimed principle of the PDP under the leadership of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, we call on all our supporters to accept this results as declared by INEC. We congratulate the winner  for this victory. This is  however without prejudice to our right to seek redress if we observe from our field reports any foul play. We therefore urge our supporters to remain calm,law abiding and resist any temptation to take the law into their hands.”

Chief Olisa Metuh

National Publicity Secretary

 

 

 


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