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APC rejects Akwa Ibom presidential election results

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The All Progressives Congress on Monday said it had rejected Saturday’s presidential election result in Akwa Ibom, declared by Independent National Electoral Commission at the Collation Centre, Uyo.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that in the result announced by Collation Officers for the election, Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar won in 28 local government area out of 31 in the state.

He polled 391, 844 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC, who scored 158, 788 votes.

But, APC’s agent for the election at the State Collation Centre, Mr Samuel Akpan, told newsmen that he had the mandate of his party to reject the entire result as announced by INEC.

He said that the process was compromised and demanded the cancellation of the results, describing the process as “a scam’’.

“The result does not reflect the true position of what happened in the units and wards.

“This is not the democracy that we wanted. APC is a peace-loving party and therefore, is not prone to violence.

“Our party is not satisfied with the whole collation process from the unit to the state collation centre.

APC rejects Akwa Ibom presidential election results

“There was vote-buying and the entire process was compromised. The integrity of the whole exercise has been undermined. The umpire ought to be fair,” he said.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mr. Mike Igini, said that politicians have continuously threatening electoral officers.

Igini recalled that he warned that election may be cancelled in places where there were violence and snatching of ballot boxes, adding that politicians were the ones that often disrupted elections.

“I had said it that the reprobate politicians we have in our country would be the one to disrupt this election.

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