The Kogi State Chapter of the Social Democratic Party, has rejected the results of the elections, saying that the figures claimed to have been scored by Natasha Apoti for the Central Senatorial District was unacceptable.
According to the SDP Chairman, Muktar Atimah, noted that the party does not believe in the election results, describing it as an election marred by a lot of irregularities and most unacceptable to the party.
The Chairman’s statement which reads in part said , ” the Kogi state governor turned himself to an electoral officer, moving round and collecting form EC8A from one polling unit to another and filling it himself
” The action of the governor is laughable as the accreditation by the card readers did not tally with the vote cast, so how can such results hold.
” This is not an election because he cannot use his position, those of his aides and security agencies to intimidate people.
” We are worried by the hurried nature by which the results were cooked up. How can you imaging Natasha scoring zero in polling units where even the PDP would have more votes than we do”
The SDP Chairman called on the members of SDP and the supporters of Natasha Apoti to remain calm, as the purported results that was allocated to SDP cannot stand.
There were however reported violence and ballot box snatching during Saturday elections in some parts of the state. No fewer than three persons have been reportedly killed in the unfortunate development.
Unofficial report said that the election in Kogi East have been declared inconclusive. Elections were allegedly disrupted in over one hundred polling units across the senatorial district.Share this on WhatsApp