Osun guber: PDP aspirant rejects result of primaries, seeks immediate redress - AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARY NEWS



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Osun guber: PDP aspirant rejects result of primaries, seeks immediate redress

One of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirants in Osun State, Akin Ogunbiyi, has rejected the result of the party’s primaries conducted on Saturday. 

Ogunbiyi, speaking with journalists on Sunday in Osogbo, claimed that the votes attributed to him at the poll were much lower than the votes he actually garnered.

He vowed to seek immediate redress

The presiding officer of the election, Governor Dickson Seriake of Bayelsa State, while announcing the results, declared that Ogunbiyi polled 1,562 votes and lost to Senator Ademola Adeleke, who polled 1,569 votes.

“Some of the major issues which compromised the integrity of the exercise and made the results clearly unacceptable include the non-adherence to the clear provisions of the Electoral Guidelines and unfortunate manipulation of the accreditation, voting, sorting and counting of the votes cast by delegates at the primaries.

“Consequent upon these infractions, therefore, the votes attributed to me at the end of the voting exercise were much lower than what I actually scored as valid votes. I have therefore resolved to use the internal mechanism of the party to seek an immediate redress of this clear case of injustice which is contrary to the spirit of transparency and justice being propagated by the new leadership of our party led by the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus,” Ogunbiyi said.

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