Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, who is the National Chairman of the Edo State Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party and Rivers State Governor, has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission not to declare the Saturday, September 19 governorship election held in Edo state inconclusive.
Wike gave the warning during an interview in the Edo 2020 Situation Room.
“We have results from about 2,000 polling units from the various wards and from the intelligence we have gathered, I do believe that INEC will keep to that promise of being transparent.
But we are getting a bit worried that INEC said they have 700 unit results which is not correct and that calls for concern. We don’t believe that INEC has only 700. It is more than 2,000 that we have.
Again, as we speak, they ought to have moved to the ward collation centres before they move to the local government collation centres. But we cannot find the security personnel around the ward collation centres and that gives us concern.
They must not allow miscreants to disrupt the electoral process. I believe that the commission will continue with what they have done.
Like we have said, we don’t want this election to be inconclusive. This is the critical stage where you may see disruptions and then it will be declared inconclusive. INEC should fulfil its promise that this election will be transparent. We don’t want to hear inconclusive.” Wike said
In a tweet posted this morning, Wike expressed satisfaction at the outcome of the results announced so far. According to him, the results shows that godfatherism has been kicked out from Edo.
”From results trickling in, we have fulfilled our obligations of kicking out godfatherism, First in Rivers, Now Edo, The power truly belongs to the people of Niger Delta, congratulations to my brother @GovernorObaseki
and the big @OfficialPDPNig family.”
INEC is currently announcing the results collated from the various wards and local government areas in the state.
The election is largely between the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki of the PDP and Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC.