The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resume the collation of Adamawa governorship election results and declare the party’s candidate, Ahmadu Fintiri, winner of the election.
The party made the call at a news conference by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, in Abuja.
Ologunagba said that results uploaded on INEC Result Viewing Portal (IRev) already showed that Fintiri was the winner of the election.
He said, “The PDP, therefore, demands that INEC Headquarters should immediately direct the Returning Officer to conclude collation, announce the results from the Polling Units and declare our candidate, Fintiri as the winner, having scored the majority of lawful votes cast.
“From the results already collated across the 69 Polling Units where the supplementary elections were held and which are on the INEC Result Viewing (IReV) portal, Fintiri clearly won the election.
“Our Party, therefore, demands that INEC should, without further delay, announce the results as already collated from the Polling Units and declare Fintiri as the winner.
“Anything short of this will not be accepted by our party and the people of Adamawa State,”
Ologunagba described the action of INEC Adamawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) as illegal, which confirmed the party’s earlier allegation of his complicity and demand for his immediate removal.
He called on the Inspector General of Police to urgently arrest the REC, Mallam Yunusa Ari and make him face the wrath of the law for his conduct.