The governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Otunba Segun Adewale in the just concluded Ekiti election has said that the 1,082 result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for ADP is not the party’s result.
Adewale, speaking through his Director of Media and Public Communications, Prince Adelaja Adeoye on Saturday, posited that the results announced for ADP is not the true reflection of how voters casted their votes for his party.
Adewale who said, from the results independently compiled from various polling units so far, ADP has scored over 5581 votes, and will likely triple that figure when all results are fully complied.
He also said that he may be heading to court soon, because INEC wrongly captured his name on the copy of final result sheet given to the party’s returning officer, which means that, a wrong result was presented to the public on his behalf and that of his party.
Adewale who said that, the rejection of the result is not because he is claiming victory for the election but for INEC to make public ADP’s authentic result, stating that what INEC has done was to riddicle his party, in what he termed as “Unholy Gang Up” against the party as the credible THIRD FORCE in Ekiti State and Nigeria in general.
Adewale who accused INEC that it deliberately withheld it agents tags in most of the local government citing Ado Ekiti as an example, the issue which was raised at the Stakeholders meeting held on Friday night and in attendance were PDP, APC, Police, DSS and INEC National officials.
The ADP returning officer challenged INEC of not releasing party tags to agents who were on ground to assist the party and it was finally released at about 1:40pm on the election day, when the election was almost over.
He said that ADP will first submit a protest letter to INEC in Abuja, an action that will be followed by court action, should INEC fail to make public the authentic result of the party with his correct name, he stated further that INEC must not treat the issue with levity because it may lead to total cancellation of the entire poll.
Adewale said, despite the conniviance of some party people internally, the betrayal experienced and INEC’s deliberate bottleneck to frustrate the party, it was impossible for ADP to have scored such a ridiculous number of votes, because the party was well accepted by the Ekiti people.
Adewale who was still miffed by the actions of the INEC, said that his party, ADP has become an household name in Ekiti State, and would not score such number of votes even if no single agents were available at the polling units because people came out to vote for ADP, due to the popularity of the party in the state.