Jude Okoro, Calabar
The Cross River State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has rejected the governorship and House of Assembly elections results in the state on an allegation of discrepancies in figures.
Besides, the party decried the alleged detention of its Deputy Governorship candidate, Ntufam, Ekpo Okon, and the state Secretary of the party, Victor Ebong.
In a press statement the acting Chairman of the party, Sir John Ochala, said the state secretary was held hostage by the military including the deputy governorship candidate who was also held hostage throughout the exercise by the military and was denied movement in his unit.
The party, therefore, disassociated itself from the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Ochalla said: “The All Progressives Congress Cross River State hereby informs the public that we dissociate ourselves from this rape on democracy in the name of governorship and state House of Assembly elections.
“We are all witnesses to the daylight robbery of our collective will and mandate, led by the PDP state government in active connivance with the INEC and security operatives.
“Despite the very responsible manner in which our teaming party faithful and supporters went about their civic responsibility, the PDP in desperation to perpetuate their evil agenda killed several of our members who refused to compromise and resisted the vote stuffing carried out by the PDP.
“We call on all APC members and well-wishers to remain calm and go about their lawful duties without hindrance while the party leadership explores all avenues within legal limits to correct this aberration,” the party stated.