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PDP decries APC`s non acceptance of Ekiti election result

27 June 2014, 06:38

Abuja - The PDP has criticised the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) for not accepting the processes and outcome of the June 21, governorship election in Ekiti State.

National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Olisa Metuh, made this position known in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.

“APC’s position on the election demonstrates its preference for anarchy and blind homage to nihilism and destruction of the democratic order.”

The election, the statement noted, was widely accepted as one of the freest, fairest and most credible in the country.

“The APC has once again confirmed that it is totally averse to democracy and orderliness.

“It has shown that it is a party of desperate and frustrated individuals promoting a `Janjaweed ideology,” the statement said.

According to the statement, the APC was defeated in all the local governments of the state and lost in the polling units and wards of its campaign Director-General.

It added that it was regrettable that in spite of the loss, the APC was bent on fomenting trouble to disrupt the peace in Ekiti state.

 This, it noted was apparently out of frustration; “that it did not get the chance to rig the polls.”

“We restate our commendations to security agencies for the roles they played in maintaining law and order and providing level playing ground for all parties before, during and after the election.”

“We, however, wish to alert of an orchestrated plot by the APC to now use the instruments of wild allegations and spurious claims to set the stage to unleash mayhem on Ekiti,” the statement said.

It alleged that the APC intended to use imported armed thugs to achieve its objectives in this regard.
The statement, therefore, urged Nigerians to note this and hold the APC responsible should there be any breakdown of law and order in Ekiti State.

The media reports that Ayodele Fayose, PDP’s candidate in the election, polled 200 390 votes, while the incumbent, Dr Kayode Fayemi of APC, polled 120 433 votes.

The election was contested by 18 candidates from different political parties and adjudged to be free and fair by election observers and and Fayemi, who had since conceded defeat.

-    NAN

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