Omo-Agege rejects Delta governorship election result

Ovie Omo-agege

Deputy senate president and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 18 governorship election in Delta State Ovie Omo-Agege has rejected the result of the election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday declared Sheriff Oborevwori of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner.

In a statement issued by his media aide Sunday Areh in Asaba on Monday, Omo-Agege said the election was characterised by massive fraud, unprecedented vote buying and voter suppression.

“The declaration was made in spite of myriad of infractions and acts of impunity on the part of the PDP in the course of the election.

“These were brought to the attention of INEC with incontrovertible proof.

“The fraudulent nature of the so-called victory of PDP is just too damning and daring for it to be acceptable in any decent society.

“Most of the infractions are in public domain and known to INEC officials and security agencies involved in superintending the election,” Omo-Agege said in the statement.

The APC candidate recalled that the result of the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections pointed to an unequivocal rejection of the PDP in Delta.

“Of the three senatorial seats, APC won two while PDP controversially edged out the Labour Party in Delta North to claim one.

“On the basis of the factors listed and more that will come later, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege and the APC unequivocally reject the declaration of Oborevwori of the PDP as winner of the election.

“As democrats, we will challenge this fraudulent result using all legal means and reclaim the mandate given by the good people of Delta,” he said.

Omo-Agege, however, urged APC supporters and the people of Delta to remain calm, peaceful and law-abiding.