Lagos Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidates in the just-concluded National Assembly election have rejected the results of the Lagos West and Lagos Central Senatorial Districts poll conducted, last Saturday, in the state.
The candidates, therefore, appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to consider their petitions against the collated results in the senatorial districts.
Speaking, on Monday evening, Segun Adewale, popularly known as Aeroland, and Prince Wale Gomez, PDP’s candidates for Lagos West and Lagos Central Senatorial Districts respectively, claimed that they won the election going by the results obtained by their agents from each of the polling units in their district.
Adewale, also a former Lagos State PDP Chairman alleged that most of the results were altered at various levels of collations.
According to him, “I was coasting home to victory in Alimosho, Agege, Ojo, Badagry Local Government Areas (LGAs) before the results were allegedly changed through the back door.”
He said that the party had all the results from various polling units as declared by the polling officials as well as those collated by the party agents.
Adewale contended: “We have these results intact. What we discovered was that the results were unnecessarily delayed to give room for manipulation.
“How can we lose an election that we have won convincingly at the polling units?
“I therefore, appeal to the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner to go through with our petition. We have sent our petition and he should go through it.”
He explained that all entreaties to collation officers at various levels of collations to fact check the results with the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) proved abortive.
Adewale also alleged that political thugs disrupted the collation at Ojo LGA where he was also coasting home to victory. (Vanguard)