Nigeria Decides: Akwa Ibom APC speaks on election results in the state

All Progressives Congress

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Akwa Ibom state has debunked what it called the fake results making the rounds online and in the state.

The party dismissed the results as fake in a press release made available to the media by the Akwa Ibom APC chairman, Ini Okopidio, on Sunday..

Part of the statement read: “Our attention has been called to the malicious intention by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) within the state and their recent spate of the release of fake election results. While it is not surprising, it must be stopped at its root.

“Our usual source within the party has informed us of further plans to hold emergency meetings to consolidate on the already released fake results.

“Having disrupted the peaceful conduct of the electoral process in several polling units across the state, it is evident that the PDP are desperate and are grabbing at straws.

“However, they should be mindful that release of fake results is a punishable offence as it misleads the public and can go on to instigate violence.

“Our call is therefore to INEC, Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) and all law-enforcement agencies to continually warn the PDP and their followers within the state that anyone who flouts the law on announcement of official results and violence will be made to face the law.
“We have reported cases of missing result sheets and election materials that never left INEC office to polling units.

“We therefore urge all well-meaning citizens of Akwa Ibom, Nigeria and even reasonable members of the opposition not to be bought by these cheap antics of the PDP.

“Let’s restrain our wards from being used by these unscrupulous elements.

“The Independent National Electoral Commission is the only authorised commission that can release trusted and certified results.

“We enjoin everyone to discard every other form of result as we anticipate results,” he said.