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Sheriff rejects Edo governorship result

30 September 2016, 11:04

Abuja - Factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, has rejected the declaration of the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Godwin Obaseki as the winner of the Edo State gubernatorial election conducted on Wednesday.

Sheriff said in a statement issued in Abuja, on Thursday, that he would not accept the result.

Signed by his Special Adviser on media and publicity, Inuwa Bwala, Sheriff explained that his position was in line with the one taken by the majority of PDP members.

He said that he would not say much until he had received a full report corroborating the alleged irregularities during and after the elections.

Also read:#EdoDecides: PDP rejects result announced by INEC

He said he had not made a pronouncement on the Edo election because he was yet to receive official report on what transpired.

The statement said while Sheriff awaited reports from PDP field officers on the situation in the state, he has asked PDP members to remain calm, hopeful and determined in the pursuit of their mandate, until the last was seen of the election.

Sheriff spoke against media reports suggesting that he was comfortable with the outcome of the Edo elections.

- News 24


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