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PDP candidate rejects Lagos East Senatorial results

Posted: Apr 2, 2015 at 1:56 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Ekene Okoro, Lagos

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Lagos East Senatorial election, Mrs. Olabisi Salis has rejected results of last Saturday election that returned candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Senator Gbenga Ashafa as winner.

According to results announced by the INEC’s returning officer, Ashafa polled 181,221 votes to defeat Olabisi Owolabi-Salis, who scored 126,350. But Salis said the whole process of the election was a sham and that it was manipulated by INEC’s field officers and APC party agents in favour of Ashafa. According to her “the result of the elections announced did not by any stretch reflect the expressed will of the people of the Senatorial District.

“The Senatorial District stood out as an electoral injustice on the people and I am ready to challenge the result of the election in the senatorial district at the election petition tribunal”, she said.

She urged the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Akin Orebiyi not to issue Certificate of Return to the APC candidate declared winner in the election.

She also called on her member not to be deterred but to go ahead to vote for the PDP candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje in the governorship election come April 11, 2015.