One of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirants in Osun State who contested in the just-concluded primary, Akin Ogunbiyi, has rejected the results of the election.
Ogunbiyi lost to Senator Ademola Adeleke according to results announced by the presiding officer of the election, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State.
While Adeleke had 1,569 votes, Ogunbiyi polled 1,562 votes.
But he told journalists on Sunday that the votes attributed to him at the poll were much lower than the votes he actually garnered. He vowed to seek immediate redress.
Ogunbiyi said: “Some of the major issues which compromised the integrity of the exercise and made the results clearly unacceptable include the non-adherence to the provisions of the Electoral Guidelines and manipulation of the accreditation, voting, sorting and counting of the votes cast by delegates at the primaries.
“Consequent upon these infractions, therefore, the votes attributed to me at the end of the voting exercise were much lower than what I actually scored as valid votes. I have therefore resolved to use the internal mechanism of the party to seek an immediate redress of this injustice which is contrary to the spirit of transparency and justice being propagated by the new leadership of our party led by the National Chairman, Uche Secondus”
He also appreciated co-aspirants who stepped down their individual ambitions to support him in clinching the PDP ticket and also extolled all delegates from the 332 wards in Osun state who participated in the election.