‘Accept Defeat’ – PDP Tells APC As Omo-Agege Rejects Delta Governorship Election Results
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to accept its defeat in the just concluded governorship election in the state.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission had declared the governorship candidate of the PDP, Sheriff Oborevwori, who is the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, as the winner of the governorship poll.
Oborevwori scored 360,234 votes to defeat Omo-Agege with 240,229 votes.
Following the announcement of results, Omo-Agege, in a statement on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Sunny Areh, described the PDP’s victory as fraudulent.
He said, “The fraudulent nature of PDP’s so-called victory is just too damning and daring for it to be acceptable in any decent society. Most of those infractions are in the public domain and known to INEC officials and the security agencies involved in superintending the election.
“In the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections, the results pointed to an unequivocal rejection of the PDP. Of the three senatorial zones in the state, APC won two while PDP controversially edged out the Labour Party in the Delta North Senate race.
“It was an unadulterated verdict of Deltans on how they have fared under 24 years of governance of their state by PDP.
“On the basis of the factors listed and more that will come later, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, governorship candidate of the APC in Delta State, as well as the leadership of the party, unequivocally reject the declaration by INEC of Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori of the PDP as the winner of the March 18 governorship election.”
Reacting, the Delta State Commissioner for Information, Charles Aniagwu, urged Omo-Agege to accept the outcome of the poll and congratulate Oborevwori.
He said: “It is, however, disturbing that the APC that unleashed terror on innocent voters in Ughelli North Local Government Area and parts of Ethiope West LGA could turn around to point accusing fingers at others.
“The APC, having won six state constituencies, cannot turn around to describe the election as not complying with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022.
“We, therefore, call on the APC governorship candidate and Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege to do the needful expected of democrats. He should call on his brother, the PDP governorship candidate, Sheriff Oborevwori, to congratulate him on his well-deserved victory at the polls.”