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By Onomiguren Agbamu
Spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council, Mr. Charles Aniagwu has faulted the process of the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections in the country saying INEC did not comply substantially with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 as amended.
Aniagwu spoke at news conference on Thursday in Asaba said the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC failed to conduct the elections in compliance with the provisions of relevant laws guiding the conduct of elections in the country.
He said International observers failed to give a pass mark in the conduct of the election because it was in breach of the constitution and the Electoral Act.
According to him, the electoral law we are operating today is clear on the processes leading to the announcement of results.
He noted that “the constitution says for you to be declared a President, the political party should be able to meet the threshold of 25 percent votes cast in 2/3 of the states and the FCT, which means you must have 25 percent in 24 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
He added, “we will need the court to tell us whether the use of the word “and” means any other state to come and replace FCT.
He maintained that ” the electronic transmission of results is a matter of law and not just a guideline of INEC as it is enshrined in the Electoral Act 2022.
Aniagwu urged Deltans to put aside their experience of last Saturday’s Presidential election and elect the PDP candidates of Sheriff Oborevwori and Monday Onyeme as well as candidates of the State House of Assembly.
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