Anambra Election: PDP Candidate Rejects Willie Obiano’s Victory

The Anambra Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Oseloka Obaze, has rejected the landslide victory of the incumbent state governor, Willie Obiano in the recently conducted Gubernatorial elections in the state.

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared the incumbent Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano, as the winner of the state governorship election that held on November 18th.

Willie Obiano in the election result was revealed to have pulled a total of 195, 256 votes to beat his close rival, APC’s Tony Nwoye who came tallied in at 79,885 votes. The PDP candidate in the state, Oseloka Obaze was announced to have grossed in a total of 60,967, coming in the third place.

However, in reaction to the announced result, the PDP candidate rejected the result of the poll describing the result as predetermined.

Obaze further noted that the announced result was not a true reflection of the voting pattern.

When asked about his take on the announced result, Obaze said he was not quite satisfied with the election result.

He added: “No, not quite. This seems to be a predetermined result because it is not consistent with the voters’ turnout and the pattern.

It has never happened in Anambra politics that the winner wins 21 local governments. So, we need to look closely at what happened, why the incumbent governor is coming out top consistently. That questions whether the other candidates have no stronghold as individuals and their respective parties. There is a certain dubious consistency that, just on the face of it, is an aberration.”

Obaze further maintained that “INEC has to give an account on why there was over-voting, why there was inconsistency between what was uploaded and what was actually voted. If you have a higher number on the chart and there were no issues where people were fully accredited and left, then how did you have higher figures in the card readers than the voting itself?”

On whether he will make a move to challenge the result at the tribunal, Obaze, said: “Well, I am still consulting my people and I am still waiting.”