The immediate past governor of Delta State and candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Saturday’s Delta South senatorial election, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has called for the cancellation of the poll won by Senator James Manager of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Uduaghan alleged that the poll was marred by irregularities, ballot stuffing and violence in Burutu, Bomadi, Patani, Warri North and Isoko North LGAs.
In a statement on Tuesday by his Media Assistant, Monoyo Edon, the ex-governor said he had already reported the alleged electoral fraud to the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Manager was declared the winner of the election by INEC, having polled 258,812 votes to defeat Uduaghan, who scored 125,776 votes.
However, the APC chief in the statement thanked the people of the district for their support and urged for calm while reviewing the development.
The statement said, “Uduaghan has already petitioned INEC in respect of paragraph two (electoral fraud) during the collation of results and the final announcement at the Senatorial Collation Centre in Oleh, Isoko South LGA.
“In the petition, he called for the cancellation of the presidential and National Assembly elections in Delta South.”
Also, the PDP candidate for Delta Central senatorial poll, Evelyn Oboro, called for the cancellation of the poll won by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege of the APC over alleged manipulation of the result.
Oboro in a statement by her Director of Media and Publicity, Mr Sunday Apah, alleged that the election was rigged in favour of her opponent.
According to her, the election was mostly manipulated in Ughelli North, Udu, Ethiope East, Ughelli South and Ethiope West LGAs for Omo-Agege.
Oboro said, “Results were manipulated in Agbarho, Orogun, Afiesere, ward 2/6 in Ughelli North LGA, Mosogar and Jesse in Ethiope West LGA, Okpe-Olomu and Ewu in Ughelli South LGA against the wish of the people who voted massively for the PDP.”