PDP national caucus rejects Edo election result

Ahmed Makarfi
Ahmed Makarfi

The enlarged national caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has rejected the outcome of the Edo State governorship election that held last week.

The party said what happened was “a charade”.

The caucus meeting held Wednesday evening at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Center, Abuja.

The meeting was chaired by the national chairman of the party, Ahmed Makarfi.

A statement signed by a spokesperson of the party, Chinwe Nnorom, said the meeting briefed the national caucus on the status of the party and the ongoing reconciliation process.

“The National Caucus frowned at the brazen display of avarice and desperation against the Edo electorates and democracy on September 28 and 29, 2016 by the ruling APC in collaboration with INEC and security agencies all in the name of Governorship Election,” the statement said.

It also said that the national caucus had called on all party members nationwide and in Edo State to “remain calm and resilient in the face of this daylight robbery of their mandate to our Candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. We believe that justice will be served”.

The Meeting was attended by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT), Walid Jubrin, Principal Officers of the National Assembly, Governors of Ondo, Taraba, Bayelsa, Gombe, other members of the National Caretaker Committee, National Vice Chairmen, former Governors, former Ministers, other members of BoT and other members of the National Executive Committee, NEC.


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  • haba mallam

    Go to court, lol just go to court. Kai Buhari is very smart wallahi

  • Arabakpura

    They used to celebrate inconclusive elections; now they have a conclusive election, they call it a charade despite that it was peaceful and orderly!

  • Harry Haruna

    Something that they used to do and are still doing another party did it better, now they are complaining, just go to court, let it’s tell you why you people need to congratulate the winner

    • Wisdom Alpha

      But this party, APC claims they have come to change things, then does this speaks the change they claim they have brought? Can’t you see that you and many Nigerians are been deceived!! Some APC is worst than the so called PDP and presently the country is moving backward under this APC. By your words you are among those that have not good prayers for Nigeria and then celebrating the backward movement Nigeria at the present is going. Friend speak the truth!!

  • Anthony Lewis

    what goes around comes around,,wat happened in ekiti,,rivers,,bayelsa etal????all dis rubbish talk is medicine after death,e election stands even if edo election is shifted to ekiti or rivers.oshomole will finish dem useless thieves

    • Wisdom Alpha

      What of what happened in Kano, Sokoto, Bauchi etc.?

  • Shahokaya

    What is the stand of the Shariff faction?

  • Mufu Ola

    Do these charlatans real thought they would win the election in d 1st case?

  • sammyctu ode

    Sixteen years of waste, monumental corruption, looting of our resources, stealing trillions of Niara and billions of Dollars, lack of infrastructure and commiting incalculable damages which has set us back for another 100 years, yet these shameless fools, corrupt and power drunk addicts still wants to rule and be relevant. Nasty animals called pdp members.

    • Wisdom Alpha

      The present government is worst to say the least. Most of you just say things because you just want to talk. Can you see what the country is going through today the government of the day is pretending to be good and saying they want to change things…but this action they just exhibited in Edo State does it show a sign of good people. Friend speak the truth!!

      • Peter_Edo

        Only dull people or people without deep mental acuity would think thus!

        • Wisdom Alpha

          I think people that think thus are even worst than the dead!

          • Peter_Edo

          • Wisdom Alpha

            Sorry i am not harsh!