By Onozure Dania
ELECTORATE in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area, Lagos State, yesterday, appealed to the leadership of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to, as a matter of “urgency direct the Resident Electoral Commissioner to comply with court order and ensure that the Returning Officer declares the results of the election for the House of Representatives, conducted in the local government.
In a statement by the Rita Orji Campaign Office, entitled: Undue delay and failure to declare the result of Ajeromi Ifelodun House of Representatives Federal Constituency, by Director-General, Mr. Charles Ejimadu said: “There is a valid court order directing INEC to declare the results of the elections as conducted and announced at the polling units,” and noted that it was already a week when ruling was given by court.
“We did not expect any further delay from INEC in obeying the court order, as we already know who the winner is: Rita Orji, with a margin, is unprecedented.
“Rita Orji won convincingly. We urge you to declare the result and announce her officially without delay. She and Ajeromi Ifelodun electorate should not be subjected to this harrowing experience because she does not belong to the ruling party.
“It is curious that elections at the same polling units for the offices of the President and Senate were announced, while results for House of Representatives withheld.
“We are in possession of copies of the original results for 67 polling units out of the 71 polling units. Elections were conducted at the polling units, results were declared and pasted at the polling units, while agents were given their copies including the security agents.”