ABIA State government has debunked the rumours making the round that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had cancelled or reversed the results of the senatorial seats in the state. The state alleged that the opposition had gone ahead to instigate some of their members to be firing canon shots in order to deceive the public. “Government wishes to state categorically that the propaganda is absolutely untrue and baseless. INEC has announced results of election in Abia State and our party the Peoples Democratic, PDP, won the three senatorial seats and seven out of eight House of Representatives seats,” ACB Agbazuere, commissioner for Information and Strategy, said in a statement.
The statement said that those who were uncomfortable with their loss at the election should emulate the example of President Goodluck Jonathan or go to the the election petition tribunal in accordance with section 133(1) of the amended Electoral Act 2011 instead of engaging in cheap propaganda.
“Abians are enjoined to disregard the opposition and their propaganda which is completely fallacious.
Nobody should be deceived,” Agbazuere said further, while he also enjoined the state electorate to get out en masse and vote for the PDP on April 11.
— Apr. 20, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT