KWASIEC’s Daylight Robbery In Offa LG Election
As a party that abides by set down rules and regulation, APC contested the local government re-run election which it won with an overwhelming majority in 11 wards in Kwara, losing only Igboodun ward. We were therefore surprised to hear the announcement of a pre-written result by the KWASIEC on Sunday morning at its Ilorin headquarters, contrary to the collating centre as stipulated by the law establishing KWASIEC.
The result as announced by KWASIEC is a fraud and doesn’t reflect the true state of affairs on the Election Day. To prove the result announced was pre-written, the total votes awarded to both parties far out-number the total number of registered voters who cast their votes on Saturday.
For the benefit of doubt, the result sheets from each ward and polling unit signed by the presiding officers, agents of all parties and security agents are in our custody and we hereby present the true results from each ward below:
Balogun Ward: APC – 1129, PDP -504;
Shawo Central: APC -1132, PDP- 435;
Shawo SW : APC- 1171, PDP – 372;
Shawo SE: APC- 1054, PDP -370;
Essa A : APC – 639, PDP -363;
Essa B: APC -644, PDP -381;
Ojomu NW : APC -1314, PDP -446;
Ojomu Central 1: APC -866, PDP -373;
Ojomu Central 2 : APC – 866, PDP- 373;
Ojomu SE : APC -1374, PDP -427;
Ogbodun : APC – 268, PDP – 381; and
Essa C : APC – 972 , PDP – 351.
The tally shows the APC having 11,526 as against PDP’s 4,668.
The APC suspected foul play when the Returning Officer absconded and refused to announce the results despite everything being in order.
KWASIEC needs to realise that some contestants from the Peoples Democratic Party it awarded victory have come out to deny such Victory.
The councellorship candidate in Shawo South West ward in Offa Local Government of Kwara State, Mr. Afolabi Olawole rejected victory awarded it by KWASIEC at the election. Mr. Afolabi was one of the PDP contestant declared winner of Shawo South West election by the Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission(KWASIEC) in Saturday’s rerun election.
We have done our best to calm Offa indigenes whose mandate were stolen in broad daylight, but skirmishes of protest are beginning to surface, so it doesn’t escalate, we call on KWASIEC to do the needful by:
1. Withdrawing the certificate of return giving to the PDP candidate.
2. Declaring our candidate the duly elected winner of the local government re-run election.
3. Issuing the certificate of return to the APC candidate and lastly,
4. Apologize to APC, Offa indigenes, Kwarans, and the entire country for putting us through this ordeal.
We also call on the good people of Offa to remain law abiding and do everything within the law to refute this attempt at stealing their mandate.
A word is enough for the wise!
Long live APC!
Long live Offa local Government,!
Long live Kwara!
Long live Nigeria!
All Progressive Youth Forum
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