The leadership of the Delta state chapter of the All Progressive Congress, (APC), has rejected governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s directives on Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, (DSIEC), to concede victory to All Progressive Congress, (APC), candidates in wards belonging to three APC leaders, Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central senatorial district in the national Assembly, O’tega Emerhor, and Great Ogboru in the just concluded rescheduled local government elections in Ughelli North council.
HardReporters had exclusively reported governor Okowa’s directives on DSIEC to concede victory to the candidates of the APC leaders in their various wards. BREAKING: Okowa Directs DSIEC To Concede Victory To APC Candidates In Emerhor, Omo-Agege, Ogboru’s Wards
Rejecting the offer in a statement titled “APC Stand By Its Rejection Of The Fae LGA Elections In Delta State”, issued and signed by the state chairman of APC, Mr. Jones Ode Erue, mailed to HardReporters, the party rejected outrightly the offers.
“Following the announcement by Delta State independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC, of the results of the last two Local Government Areas, thereby completing the charade of its fake elections in the 25 LGAs of Delta State, and following also the purported announcement of the award of three ward victories to APC in Evwreni Ward 8 and Orogun Ward 5, both in Ughelli-North LGA and Abraka Ward 1 In Ethiope-East LGA, APC Delta is compelled once more to issue the following statements:
“We reiterate our stand that the elections in all 25 LGAs of Delta State were a sham and that no valid elections took place; We renew our demand that the results should be cancelled and fresh elections that will be free, fair and credible conducted; We reject any purported victories awarded to APC in three wards of Evwreni, Orogun and Abraka. We also reject a ward victory earlier announced for APC in Onicha-Ugbo;
“The party hereby directs all affected Councillors not to present themselves for swearing-in, and where they have been sworn in, to immediately resign the positions. The party reinstates that it will not be conned by DSIEC/PDP into validating the fake LGA elections by accepting its Greek gifts! Long live APC!! Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria!!!” the statement concluded.