PDP Candidate, Kolawole, rejects Akoko South East/West Federal Constituency Election Result
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives candidate for Akoko South East/West Federal Constituency Arch Gbenga Kolawole has rejected the outcome of the election as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC.
The electoral body had declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Adegboyega Adefarati winner of Saturday’s Election.
Adefarati was declared winner having scored the highest number of votes cast in the two local governments that make up the federal constituency.
In the figure declared by INEC, APC candidate was said to have polled 25,874 while PDP Candidate Gbenga Kolawole Scored PDP 18,403 and SDP 4,560.
Kolawole faulted INEC for declaring Adefarati winner on the ground that the electoral body ignored the Judgment of Federal High Court delivered on 17th February, 2023 in which stated that APC has no candidate in Akoko Southeast/Southwest Federal Constituency.
The court barred APC and its candidate from participating in the Saturday’s elections.
The same said court also barred INEC from having anything whatsoever to so with APC in the House of Reps election.
The PDP Candidate however said INEC should declare and return him as the winner of the said election being the candidate that scored the highest number of lawful votes and not the APC candidate who going by the Federal High Court judgement was not a candidate in the election.
He therefore urged his supporters to remain calm and be law abiding citizens saying he will recover and reclaim his mandate in due course.