A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Abuja - The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has accused some members and supporters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) of peddling fake election results in Taraba State.
Rebo Ehwan, the PDP agent at the state collation centre during the last governorship election raised the alarm.
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I wish to draw the attention of Tarabans to figures being peddled by APC supporters which suggest that total invalid votes in the last Governorship elections amounted to 174 131," said Ehwan.
"This figure is meant to deceive their supporters into believing that there was over-voting in the Governorship elections in Taraba State and thus create an impression that PDP should not have been declared winners, Ehwan added.
He said the move by APC could plunge the state into confusion.
"Tarabans must all rise to say no to this act of desperation. In every competition, there must be a winner. In going into a competition, one should have it in mind that losing is a possibility, said Ehwan.
Ehwan said from the final summary of results issued by INEC, invalid votes recorded is 17 431, and not 174 131 as being allegedly peddled by APC.
PDP's Darius Ishaku (369 318 votes) won the poll whose outcome APC is disputing. APC's Aisha Alhassan came second with 275 984 votes.