A Nigerian governorship Candidate of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in Plateau state northcentral part of the country, Sen. Jeremiah Useni, has rejected the outcome of the guber polls which the electoral body INEC, on Sunday morning declared Gov. Simon Lalong as the winner.
The electoral umpire haven collated the total number of votes in the Plateau supplementary polls, announced that Lalong of the APC polled a total number of 595,582 votes to defeat Useni of the PDP who scored 546,813 votes.
Reacting to the development on Sunday afternoon in Jos, the city capital, Useni said the guber polls was marred with irregularities and massive rigging.
“My team and I have gone through both the official results released by INEC and the documents submitted by our own field staff and have every reason to believe that justice has not been done to our people in this election, because there was massive rigging and electoral shortcoming.
“After due consultations, I hereby state that the results announced by INEC is not acceptable to us”, he said.
The PDP guber candidate said he has requested his legal team to activate all the due process to reclaim the party’s cherished mandate.
“I give you my word that we will pursue this matter diligently, and by the grace of God, we will overturn and recover the people’s mandate”, Useni said