PDP senators reject Bayelsa, Kogi results



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the Senate, on Wednesday, rejected the Bayelsa and Kogi Governorship election results announced Electoral Commission (INEC).

The senators, led Minority Leader of the Senate, . Enyinnaya Abaribe, made the rejection at a news conference in Abuja.

INEC had declared the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), David Lyon and Yahaya winners of the gubernatorial elections.

“We want to call the attention of Nigerians. We are very disturbed elections that were held last weekend in Bayelsa and Kogi.

“We totally reject the pronouncements after the elections INEC and we are worried about the trend of happened during the election.

“We know that the results that were announced were not a true reflection of happened in the field.

“We are much concerned about the fact that it seems that all the gains made the PDP in all the period of democracy starting in 1999 seem to have been eroded from the elections starting in Osun, Edo and culminating into last weekend.

“We are further pained the fact that the PDP woman leader, Salome Abuh, after declaration of result, hoodlums still chased her to her house and burnt her to dead in the clear view of security agents.”

The caucus called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Inspector-General of Police and agencies to immediately fish out the killers of Salome.

“We hear that the police are launching an investigation but this is something we don’t want to put under the carpet because it involves life,” Abaribe said.

Meanwhile, the spokesman of the Senate, . Godiya Akwashiki, in his reaction to the outcome of the Bayelsa and Kogi gubernatorial elections said: “I don’t think it will right for the Senate to say anything about the election.

“Nigeria is not a lawless country and we must obey it. The Electoral Act has spelt out everything that should primaries between aspirants in political parties so a candidate will emerge.

“After the primaries, INEC will set aside a day for general election. Based on the Electoral Act, the elections have come and gone. If anyone has any grievances, the one knows to do,” he said.(NAN)