APC Rejects Delta LG Polls, Kwasa Congratulates PDP
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the results of the Saturday’s Local Government elections in Delta State as announced by the State Independent Electoral Commission in which the People Democratic Party (PDP) swept the polls by wining in 24 out of the 25 Local Government Areas.
In a statement released by the State party’s publicity secretary, Mr. Isaac Adagbo, the APC alleges that Delta State PDP chieftains and touts carted away materials and ballot boxes in collusion with electoral officers and security agents, demanding that the elections be cancelled immediately.
The statement reads: “The run of the elections was against the promises on honour and personal integrity of the DSIEC Chairman, Mr. Moses Ogbe, who was at one time, Resident Electoral Commissioner in Lagos State. The PDP, fearing defeat, went on rampage with thugs, burning, maiming and killing. Over 36 cars were destroyed in Koko by the PDP army of violence.”
“Many other properties were destroyed. In Isoko South and North, the violence unleashed saw many people hospitalized. The trail of sorrow, tears and bloodshed left behind by the PDP in the local government elections cannot be said to be in compliance with the law or in accord with the assurances given by the DSIEC Chairman that the mantra of one-man-one-vote would be upheld. APC therefore calls for the cancellation of the entire exercise at once.”
The rejection of the LG elections in the state has come at the heels of E.K Clark’s Caution Against Impunity in Delta State PDP, warning that there is possible implosion if candidates are imposed on the people of Delta State.
Meanwhile, the APC flag bearer for Chairman of the Oshimili North Local Government Area polls, Mr. Emmanuel Amatokwu, has sent a congratulatory message to “PDP, particularly MR L(ouis) NDUKWE for their victory. I pray he will deliver our LGA out of under development.”
Mr Amatokwu, popularly known as Kwasa, wrote on his Facebook timeline on 26 October 2014: “I like to thank all my sponsors/supporters that believed in and supported me all through the election period, I came to help make a change, but it did not go my way, God knows my heart towards our beloved community and our LGA.
“The election has come and gone and I wish to use this medium to congratulate PDP, particularly MR L NDUKWE for their victory. I pray he will deliver our LGA out of under development.”