The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the fictitious votes being bandied from Okene and other areas to favour the All Progressives Congress (APC), just as it issued a stern caution to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The party in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, demanded the immediate cancellation of such allocated results, particularly in Okene Local Government Area.
The party maintained that nobody can accept the provocative alteration of results from polling units as well as allocation of fictitious votes, particularly the awarding of 112, 000 votes to APC in Okene.
“The PDP says the people of Kogi State have glaring evidence of alterations of figures to reduce the vote of the PDP and allocate imported figures to the APC.
“The party therefore cautions INEC not to ever declare such mutilated results as they will not be accepted by the people.
“Our party hopes that this apparent move to allocate fictitious results to the APC has no bearing with the allegations in the public space that Governor Yahaya Bello and the APC had compromised highly placed INEC officials with huge sums of money to alter the result in favour of the APC,” it stated.
The PDP further urged INEC to note that any attempt to declare the figures being bandied for the APC will be a validation of the bribery allegation.
“The only way out is for INEC to cancel and drop the fictitious figures being bandied and declare only the results from votes cast and declared at the respective polling units,” it said.