Edo: Why Obaseki’s Running Mate Created A Scene At INEC Collation Centre

Edo: Why Obaseki’s Running Mate Created A Scene At INEC Collation Centre

By Maximus Chukwuka | Staff Reporter on September 30, 2016
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Mohammed Imam, Abubakar Bello, President Muhammadu Buhari, APC
L-R: All Progressives Congress (APC) Gubernatorial Candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki; President Muhammadu Buhari; Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; APC Deputy Gubernatorial Candidate, Mr. Phillip Shuaibu; Edo State Governor, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole and his Wife, Iara during the Edo State APC Grand Finale Campaign at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. | State House Photo

Philip Shaibu, the running mate of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Godwin Obaseki, stormed the INEC office on Thursday, September 29, 2016 to protest the cancellation of results of some units in his ward in Jattu, Etsakor West Local Government Area.

The deputy governorship candidate arrived the INEC office at about 8 a.m, but he was barred from entering into the office with the collation officer for Etsakor West.

According to Premium Times, he was told he could not enter nor be anywhere around the vicinity of INEC office. Only his agent could have access, he was told.

But Mr. Shaibu insisted he had a complaint to make against the collation officer whom he said had no right to cancel the units.

He was told he could not enter nor be anywhere around the vicinity of the electoral body’s office. Only his agent could have access, he was told.

But Mr. Shaibu insisted he had a complaint to make against the collation officer whom he said had no right to cancel the units.

INEC eventually declared Obaseki the winner of the keenly contested poll.

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