The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state has described the outcome of the House Representatives bye-election in Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Isin/Irepodun Federal constituency as a daylight robbery.
PDP added that the result did not reflect the will of the people as its members were harassed and intimidated during the poll.
It rejected the results of the bye-election in which the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Raheem Tunji Olawuyi, was declared winner.
Addressing reporters in Ilorin, the state PDP Chairman, Engr. Kola Shittu, further described the election as a charade and direct assault on the nation’s democracy.
Shittu noted that some of the concerns raised by the party prior to the conduct of the election, which included alleged importation of thugs and heavy deployment of security personnel later manifested during the poll.
He lamented that the poll was characterised by ballot box snatching, widespread irregularities and illegal arrest of members of the PDP before and while the election was on going. Read more