By; VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
The Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba Campaign Organization has said that its attention has been drawn to the purported announcement of results and declaration of Dr. Sandy Onor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as winner of the elections of Saturday February 23rd, 2019 in the Central Senatorial District of Cross River State.
A statement signed by Sunny Udeh, Director Media and Communication, said “to the best of our knowledge, elections in Etung LGA were cancelled by INEC while the results of three wards of Obubra LGA namely Ofodua, Osopong 2, Ofumbongha/Yala were also cancelled”.
According to him, “the results of elections in Boki remain hotly contested as elections did not hold due to non-deployment of Card Readers for accreditation. It is significant to note that the total registered votes in the affected areas are far in excess of the margin between the two leading candidates. As a result of these and other reasons, the elections remain inconclusive.
“In view of the above issues, which affected the credibility of the elections, “we outrightly reject the purported announcement of results and declaration of a winner at this stage of the process.”
The statement, therefore, demanded that INEC relies on precedents and relevant provisions in the Electoral Act and its own Guidelines for the 2019 Elections to conduct rerun elections in the affected areas”.
It requested INEC to do the right thing, let the discerning people of the Cross River Central Senatorial District decide their fate and give legitimacy to the electoral process.
“In the meantime, we urge our teeming law abiding supporters to remain calm as justice will certainly be done,” it concluded.