The Lagos State chapter of the Accord Celebration has vowed to problem the outcomes of the just-concluded native authorities election on the tribunal.
The Secretary of the celebration, Dele Oladeji, disclosed this at a information convention on Monday, in Lagos.
He mentioned that the celebration would problem outcomes of native authorities elections on grounds of alleged manipulations and non-inclusion of celebration emblem.
He additionally alleged that the safety companies and the umpire carried out beneath expectations of the voters.
In accordance with him, the celebration, simply because it recovered a few of its stolen mandates via court docket after the 2017 council ballot, will even head to tribunal to get better all its stollen mandates in some wards.
“In view of our experiences within the just-concluded 2021 Native Authorities (LGs) and Native Council Growth Areas (LCDAs) elections, and the experiences of our candidates of their varied wards, we are saying the election fell beneath democratic and electoral tenets of democracy.
“There have been a variety of malpractices that disenfranchised a variety of voters and denied our candidates a real contest within the train.
“We observed and reported to LASIEC, with none response, that most of the electoral officers are card carrying members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
“That is an aberration of each democratic tenet and each electoral customary, and we’re going to push all on the tribunal with proof,” Oladeji mentioned.
Oladeji mentioned that the emblem of the Accord Celebration was not included on the poll paper in Apapa LG, saying such election must be declared null and void.
”Most of the alleged malpractices occurred in Shomolu, Ikotun-Igando, Ikorodu North LCDA, amongst others,” he mentioned.
He mentioned that the celebration observed over-voting and poll field stuffing, which he mentioned, was allegedly rampant in lots of wards the place the celebration fielded candidates
“We’ve got proof of this at Somolu the place poll packing containers are crammed with poll papers that weren’t thumb-priinted on the polling cubicles.
“A number of Lagos residents had been disenfranchised from casting their votes due to violent thugs, cultists and Agberos, who chased voters away from the polling cubicles.
“Additionally, there have been a variety of discrepancies between the outcomes declared at polling cubicles and people on the collation centres,” Oladeji mentioned.
He mentioned that the celebration even have proof of faked Everlasting Voter Playing cards (PVCs) utilized by some individuals to vote as a result of electoral officers resorted to handbook accreditation.
“There have been situations of non use of the Sensible Card Readers although they had been current on the polling models.
”Electoral officers jettison using the cardboard readers for authentication and accreditation. This gave a variety of rooms to unlawful voting.
“We observed a variety of malpractices on this electoral train, which falls beneath the oath of workplace LASIEC employees and the chairman sworn to.
“In all of the native authorities the place now we have been disenfranchised, marginalised or rigged out, we’re going to the tribunal to win again all of the stolen mandates,” he added.
He mentioned that the State Organising Secretary of the celebration, Mr Emmanuel Ayodele, was allegedly arrested by safety agent in Abule-Oki Collation Centre, in Iyana-Ipaja space, for standing up in opposition to rigging.
Oladeji mentioned that the safety companies and the umpire should all the time be above board and reside as much as their duty by shunning partisanship and all allurements of politicians.