By Ehi Ekhator
JohnBull Adaghe, an Abuja based lawyer, has frown at the cancellation of the local government election held in the state by Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole
According to Mr. Adaghe, he said that the governor’s action, declaring his party candidates as winners when the Edo State Independent Electoral Commission was still collating the results, was “undemocratic and laughable.”
He (Adeghe) stressed that the governor has cancelled the council election twice, and his present action was a “bad precedent and big blow on democracy in Nigeria”
His words, “The onus is now on the judiciary to restore the hope of the common man because it is glaring that the election was still ongoing when the result was being declared by EDSIEC, so the question is, which result did the state government use declaring the APC candidate winner?”
Following the declaration and swearing in of the APC candidate as Chairman of Esan North East Local Government council, Chairman of the PDP in Edo State, Chief Dan Orbih declared that his party was going to court to challenge the election result released by EDSIEC.
Orbih said PDP had all the election results with evidences to declare the party’s candidate; John Yakubu as the winner of the council election.