Wednesday, 27 February 2019

CRS SENATORIAL DISTRICT: INEC, Let the people decide —Ndoma-Egba

27 February 2019 


The attention of the Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba Campaign Organization has been drawn to the purported announcement of results and declaration of Dr. Sandy Onor of the Peoples Democratic Party as winner of the elections of Saturday February 23rd, 2019 in the Central Senatorial District of Cross River State. To the best of our knowledge, elections in Etung LGA were cancelled by INEC while the results of three wards of Obubra LGA namely Ofodua, Osopong 2, Ofumbongha/Yala were also cancelled. 

The results of elections in Boki remain hotly contested as elections did not hold due to non-deployment of Card Readers for accreditation. It is significant to note that the total registered votes in the affected areas are far in excess of the margin between the two leading candidates. As a result of these and other reasons, the elections remain inconclusive. 

In view of the above issues, which affected the credibility of the elections, we outrightly reject the purported announcement of results and declaration of a winner at this stage of the process. 

We, therefore, demand that INEC relies on precedents and relevant provisions in the Electoral Act and its own Guidelines for the 2019 Elections to conduct rerun elections in the affected areas. 

We request INEC to do the right thing, let the discerning people of the Cross River Central Senatorial District decide their fate and give legitimacy to the electoral process.

In the meantime, we urge our teeming law abiding supporters to remain calm as justice will certainly be done. 

Sunny Udeh
Director of Media & Communication 
Senator Ndoma-Egba Campaign Organization 
26th Day of February, 2019.

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