The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has insisted that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) purportedly altered the results of the Ekiti State governorship election. The party made the allegation in a statement by their National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on Wednesday in Abuja.
“The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a crucial meeting Tuesday night received and reviewed all facts relating to the July 14, 2018, Ekiti state governorship election. “After a thorough examination of all hard facts, the NWC reconfirms that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) doctored the result of the election to favour the All Progressives Congress (APC),” they alleged in the statement.
The opposition party claimed that apart from the purported discrepancies between the actual votes cast at the polling centres and the results released by INEC, there were evidence that the electoral umpire pulled down the original result from its database to accommodate the alterations. They insisted that the original result was in favour of their candidate and Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Professor Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, before the figures were allegedly altered.