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Omo-Agege Rejects INEC's Declaration Of Oborevwori As Winner Of Delta Guber Poll
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By Daniel Dafe

The Deputy President of the Senate and Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta State, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has rejected INEC’s declaration of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, as the winner of the Saturday guber poll in the state.

Recall that a while ago, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state announced Oborevwori as the governor-elect following the March 18 governorship election.

A statement on Monday signed by Sunny Areh, Chief Press Secretary to the governorship candidate of the APC, said “the declaration was made despite the myriad of infractions and acts of impunity on the part of the PDP in the course of the election.”

Adding: “These were brought to the attention of INEC with incontrovertible proof.”

Continuing, the APC flagbearer said “the March 18 election was characterized by massive fraud, unprecedented vote buying and voter suppression perpetrated by the PDP in the course of the election.”

“The fraudulent nature of PDP’s so-called victory are just too damning and daring for it to be acceptable in any decent society. Most of those infractions are on the public domain and known to INEC officials and the security agencies involved in superintending the election.

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“In the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections, the results pointed to an unequivocal rejection of the PDP. Of the three senatorial zones in the state, APC won two while PDP controversially edged out the Labour Party in the Delta North Senate race.

“It was an unadulterated verdict of Deltans on how they have fared under 24 years of governance of their state by PDP,” he added.

“On the basis of the factors listed and more that will come later, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, governorship candidate of the APC in Delta State as well as the leadership of the party, unequivocally reject the declaration by INEC of Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori of the PDP as winner of the March 18 governorship election.

“We will challenge this fraudulent result using all legal means.

“As a democrat and Deputy President of the Senate, Omo-Agege will explore all lawful avenues to reclaim the mandate freely given to him by the good people of Delta State,” the statement said.

Furthermore, he said: “To the numerous supporters of APC and the entire public that share in Omo-Agege’s vision of building a new Delta State, we urge you all to remain calm, peaceful and law abiding.

“I can assure all our teeming supporters and all Deltans that the PDP pyrrhic celebration of a stolen mandate will be short-lived.

“By the grace of God and the clearly expressed wish of the people, this electoral heist will be reversed and Senator Omo-Agege will be sworn in on May 29, 2023 as the lawfully elected Governor of Delta State.”

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