The senatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Lagos Central senatorial district, Chief Adesumbo Onitiri, has faulted and rejected the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the senatorial district, noting that he would go to court to reclaim the mandate given to him by people of the district.
He, however, urged his supporters to remain calm and have faith in the judiciary as he planned to go to court to challenge the daylight robbery. He said he observed that members of the PDP were insisting that the result announced by INEC in favour of the All Progressive Congress (APC)’s Remi Tinubu, was not the real result obtained at the end of the exercise at the five local governments that make up the senatorial district.
Speaking to journalists in Yaba, he said: “We have all the evidence to support my case that I was robbed of my well-deserved victory. I won convincingly in four out of the five LGAs in the senatorial district, ( Lagos Island, Apapa, Lagos Island, Eti-Osa and Surelere) but the APC, in collaboration with the compromised INEC and men of the Nigeria Police, manipulated the original result.
“Although, the election was free and fair, in a lot of places, APC thugs in collaboration with INEC and the military began tempering with the results. Even the one they are relying on was mutilated as figures were changed. It was signed only by the APC party agent; what about other party agents; why didn’t they also sign the result?. We didn’t see the returning officer and INEC did not announce the result in the open, rather it was sneaked to INEC.
“How can somebody announce an election result based on this mutilated result sheet,” he queried?
“After the elections at the five local government areas, our agents were turned down where the collation was taking place.
“This is the most fraudulent, crooked and compromised election Nigeria has ever had since the history of democracy in our country. This is totally unaccepted and a total disgrace to our polity and psyche. Nigeria has never had it so bad that the present government is desperate to remain in power by all means by subverting the wishes of Nigerians people.
“The will of the people for change must be respected.
“We enjoin the Federal government to take a cue from the former President Goodluck Jonathan who surrendered power freely even before the process was concluded. Nigeria is greater than any individual or office holder.
“The will of the people of Lagos have been tampered with and altered altogether. The result being announced is totally different from the mandate of Lagosians.