The Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) governorship candidate in Saturday’s election in Kogi State, Dino Melaye, has rejected the election, calling for its cancellation.
On Sunday, at a press conference in Lokoja, the state capital, Melaye described the election as a sham.
“There was no election; accreditation was done manually, BVAS was not used, and prepared result sheets were available before the election.”
“INEC must cancel the election. We have evidence to back it up. INEC has manifested gross incompetence; it cannot be trusted, it is biased and compromised,” he said.
He said INEC is the bane of the development of the nation, adding that the time has come for Nigerians to rise and effect a leadership change at the electoral umpire.
The PDP candidate stated that the INEC officials refused to make available result sheets in most polling units, claiming that there were no available result sheets to record in the areas he won.
“I call for a total cancellation of the election. I sympathize with the Kogi people; I weep for Nigeria and the unborn generation.”
DAILY POST reports that according to results trickling from collation centres across the state, the candidate of All Progressives Congress, Usman Ahmed Ododo, is in an early lead.