INEC Robbed APC, Akpabio Of Victory – Buhari Alleges
President Muhammadu Buhari the day past alleged that the votes of the human beings of Akwa Ibom State have been stolen at some point of the latest presidential and National Assembly elections, vowing that they would be reclaimed via proper channebookSpeaking the day before today via the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, at a metropolis hall assembly held by the elders and stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Uyo, the state capital, the president referred to as on the voters within the state to shield their votes for the duration of Saturday’s governorship and State Assembly elections in the country.
Buhari stated it turned into doubtful that the previous Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio lost the election, alleging that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) robbed Akpabio and the APC of victory on the polls.
He maintained that each one the wrongs achieved for the duration of the presidential and National Assembly elections could be addressed via proper channel.
“What happened on February 23 changed into robbery. The votes of the humans had been stolen however we aren’t deterred. The president despatched me to thank you nowadays. We are going to make sure that the entirety that turned into stolen at the February 23 could be restored.
“It is not feasible that Senator Godswill Akpabio misplaced. We are in no question that Senator Akpabio is the elected senator of Akwa Ibom North West senatorial district. I and Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the birthday party had been within the opposition for long and we can’t be defeated anymore. “Everyone of you ought to exit to vote on Saturday and defend your votes; we cannot be cheated; no longer handiest you but inform your neighbours to vote for Obong Nsima Ekere and all APC candidates. Wait for your votes to matter. It is the obligation of the federal authorities to offer protection and we are able to do that. We will get better each one in every of our votes.
Also talking, Oshiomhole stated the celebration became now not inside the country to lament but to thank the people of the nation for doing their jobs and voting President Buhari.
He alleged that INEC colluded with some of the electoral officials to deny the kingdom of its electoral victory on February 23, even though he claimed that the people voted for the celebration.
“We have no longer come here to gloat that our mandate became stolen closing week. We have come to thanks which you voted for President Buhari, and all members of the party. You did your job however some armed robbers in INEC stole your votes. “You assume that people who stole your votes could have peace? We have come to reaffirm our dedication with democracy. We have come to verify that no robber will go unpunished but when an electoral umpire is corrupt and collude with the competition, we have the witnesses and we’ve got legal professionals to cope with that.
“On Saturday we are not going to watch for them to scouse borrow out votes. We call on Akwa Ibom people to protect their votes. We should preserve our sanity even in this hour of provocation. Those who dedicated democratic abortion would be delivered to e book,” he said. In his speech, the APC governorship candidate within the state, Nsima Ekere recommended the humans now not to be deterred through the February 23 elections however to exit and vote for the duration of the March 9 elections, pronouncing the birthday celebration is certain of victory.
He said the humans of the nation have been in need of trade and proved it for the duration of his campaigns throughout the 31 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the kingdom.
Ekere assured the president that when March 9 elections, the state could not be within the competition but would be reunited with the centre
“Thank you for what you are doing for APC. The humans voted for you; that vote is a revalidation of what the humans want. You placed Nigeria’s economy returned heading in the right direction.
“We are right here due to the fact we have confidence in you and Mr. President. The opposition and INEC don’t have any choice than to give us lower back our mandate. Whosoever shall try to paintings towards the collective will of Akwa Ibom people, we shall collectively withstand.
“We send a message to the electoral umpire and the other party that they must appreciate the votes of the human beings, every vote have to be counted. Akwa Ibom human beings love APC”.
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