Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has expressed dissatisfaction with the outcome of the just concluded gubernatorial election in Edo state.
He said results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) did not reflect the with wishes of the people of the state.
In a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Oguwike Nwachukwu and made available to newsmen, Governor Uzodinma who was the Deputy Chairman of the APC Edo State Governorship Campaign Council expressed optimism that the Election Petition Tribunal would return the authentic winner of the election.
According to the statement, the Governor spoke when he arrived the Imo State Government House Owerri on Sunday morning after the election which held on Saturday, 19th September, 2020.
Governor Uzodimma disclosed that the entire process in Edo State was marred by irregularities from officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) who sabotaged the system, making it difficult for the APC votes to count.
Governor Uzodimma went on to describe the conduct of INEC officials in the Edo Governorship Election as ‘shameful’.
The Governor also thanked the Governorship Candidate of the APC in Edo, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for his resilience and doggedness.
He also assured that the APC is already gathering evidence to proceed to the Election Petition Tribunal any moment from now, confident that the party will get judgment in due time.
Governor Uzodimma urged all APC faithfuls and party supporters to remain calm and law abiding, noting that what happened in Edo State is a sabotage to our hard-worn Democracy in Nigeria.