By Ikora Ayungbe, Uyo
Results he said from the field showed that the party won in most polling units in the state as reflected by the support the party enjoyed during the campaigns.
“That closeness was even possible because of the amount of underhanded tactics of the PDP, multiple voting, vote buying, deployment of violence of unprecedented dimension, arson and killings and in most areas snatching of ballot boxes and manifest manipulation and non use of the card reader machines to achieve their pre-determined result.
“Therefore our party rejects the sham and fictitious result as announced by INEC in Akwa Ibom state as it was contrived, manipulated and concocted to suit the unholy alliance between the commission and the PDP.
“We rather insist on the result of the elections from the field, which gave our party an overwhelming victory in 26 local government areas.
“The APC in Akwa Ibom hereby vehemently rejects the purported results as released by INEC in the state. We call on INEC to recourse to the part of honour and cancel the election results forthwith to avoid any breakdown of law and order.” He explained.
Okopido further said that the party would explore all legitimate means to retrieve its mandate.