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The Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lashed out at the All Progressives Congress (APC) accusing them of allegedly manipulating the result of the February 25 presidential poll in Ebonyi and Imo states.
The PCC Director of Strategic Communications, Dele Momodu, made this claim while speaking at a press briefing, on Monday in Abuja. Momodu said from the collated data, the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar is leading in the contest.
Consequently, he noted that the APC is allegedly mounting pressure on officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Imo and Ebonyi so as to secure 25 percent of votes cast in the two states.
However, he stated that the PDP candidate has already scored 25 percent of the votes in about 24 states across the country.
According to him, ‘from already collated results data, we are proud to inform Nigerians that the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) remains in the lead in the election of last weekend.
‘We remain the only political party which has secured the necessary 25 percent spread across 24 states in the country. No other political party has been able to cross this essential constitutional requirement.
‘From our standpoint, the APC has no justifiable path to winning this election. Unlike the PDP, the APC lacks the spread and unlike the PDP, the figures are not adding up for them.’
The presidential candidate for the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, has recorded a landslide victory in the February 25, 2023, presidential poll in Abia State by winning all 17 local governments.
The state returning officer for the presidential election, Prof. Abel Ezeorah of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Alike-Ikwo (FUNAI), declared the results at the INEC state office in Umuahia.
He said that Obi scored 327,095 votes or 86 percent of the 381,683 total votes cast, while Atiku Abubakar of the PDP got 22,676 votes to place a distant second.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of APC scored 8,914 votes to come third.