Peter Obi, the Vice presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the results of the presidential elections released by INEC from Anambra state.
Speaking at a press conference at his home in Onitsha, Mr Obi accused the electoral body of disenfranchising over 8 million registered voters in the South East Geo-political Zone in the last general election.
According to Obi who is the former governor of the state, last Saturday’s election was systematically planned to ensure the zone did not participate fully in the exercise.
”You will recall that on the election day I said that the process was clumsy and we also had major problem of card readers and most people could not vote. When over 400,000 Card Readers got burnt it became clear that something was wrong somewhere and INEC could not save the situation and they will not allow people to vote manually.
“But in some other parts of the country people are allowed to vote manually and it was accepted by the electoral body. Now how can you tell me that a state like Yobe and Bornu produced the number of voters that is higher than Anambra and Ebony states put together?
“The two states are areas that have been at war and I wonder how they got Card Readers that are working so well despite the war situation that they found themselves?
Obi regretted the retrogressive disposition the country was tilting to, noting that instead of the country building on achievements of the 2015 general election the country was on a reverse. The impressive turn out of voters was discouraged by the performance of the electoral body last Saturday” he said
Obi’s party, PDP, has since rejected the results of the elections.