The Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in last Saturday governorship
election in Ekiti State, Prof. Olusola has insisted that he won about
70% of the valid votes cased at the various polling units.
He said based on results from the various Voting centers, there was no way APC’s Kayode Fayemi should be the winner.
Also, the national leadership of the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the results of last Saturday’s
governorship election in Ekiti State.
The election was won by Dr.
Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who defeated the
PDP candidate, Prof Kolapo Olusola and other candidates.
PDP, at a media briefing in Abuja yesterday, said the election results
were falsified by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
in favour of the APC.
The party described APC’s victory at the
poll as “daylight robbery, brazen subversion of the will of the people
and direct assault on our democracy”.
PDP spokesman Kola
Ologbondiyan said the “authentic results” from the polling centres
indicated that the PDP candidate won the election.
said: “It is clear that the PDP candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka,
incontrovertibly won the election, with very comfortable margin over the
APC candidate, only for INEC to allow the alteration of results at the
“Painfully, the people of Ekiti State were
pillaged, openly brutalised, confronted with the worst form of cruelty
and intimidation from security agencies, and their mandate, which they
freely gave to the PDP, was snatched at ‘gun point’ by enemies of
democracy, who are parading themselves as icons of anti-corruption.
are witnesses to all manipulations by the APC, aided by security
agencies and compromised INEC officials, to rig the election,
particularly, the audacious alteration and substitution of election
results in favour of the APC at the collation centers amidst the
brutalization of our agents.
“The PDP has the details of all the
polling units where we won, mostly with very wide margin ahead of the
APC, only for the security agencies to chase away our agents, then aid
the alteration and swapping of such results with those smuggled in by
the APC at the collation centers.
“We have the detail of the
discrepancies between the authentic results from the polling units and
the false figures eventually announced by INEC.
“It is also
instructive to state that all the issues we raised ahead of the
election, including the conspiracy between the APC, some compromised
INEC officials and security agencies; the importation of thugs from
other states by the APC; the use of brute force against our members, the
falsification and alteration of results in favour of the APC, all
manifested in the election.
“We know how APC conspired with INEC
to bring in card reader machines belonging to Kogi, Lagos, Ondo, Oyo,
Ogun states into Ekiti state to enable APC members from these states to
vote in Ekiti election with ease.
“Nigerians will recall the
irresponsible and inciting statement credited to the factional National
Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, where he threatened that the
opposition will be ‘crushed’ in this election.
governorship candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi, also vowed that they will
“cage” the Ekiti State governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose.
“These threats were carried out with the full collaboration of our security agencies”.
PDP said that it had details of how APC governors and ministers
diverted huge sums of money from their states and ministries to bribe
top officials of INEC, particularly, those in the ICT Department, as
well as security agencies to perfect the brigandage against the people
of Ekiti state.