The All Progressives Congress (APC), has rejected the result of the Isoko North Constituency by-election in Delta, describing it as a charade.
The state APC Publicity Secretary, Sylvester Imonina, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Asaba.
Imonina said that the party came to the conclusion after a thorough review of the election process which saw the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerge as the winner.
Imonina said the PDP rigged the election and urged the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to investigate the process.
“It was nothing but a sham and product of political robbery.
“It would be recalled that on the eve of the election, APC drew the attention of security personnel and the general public to undiluted information that PDP stalwarts were reaching out to their members in neighbouring LGAs to use their voter cards for the by-election.
“True to APC’s genuine alarm, when opposition and its rigging machineries discovered that there was voters’ apathy towards the election, they resorted to massive rigging.
“Also worthy of note was that there was system failure. Information at our disposal says that all manner of cards to wit, drivers licences, national identity cards and other related cards were used in carrying out multiple voting in majority of places during the by-election,” he said.
Imonina added: “In all these, the card readers deployed for the exercise never rejected any. It is either someone hired by the opposition party hacked into INEC database and electronic facilities or there was compromised by some INEC top official.”
The by-election was conducted on April 10.