The Federal Capital Territory’s Labour Party has alleged that opposition parties in the nation’s capital are plotting to manipulate the election results of the party’s senator-elect and House of Representatives member-elect.
The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) had announced Ireti Kingibe of the Labour Party as the senator-elect for the FCT, while Obika Chinedu was declared the House of Reps member-elect for AMAC/Bwari.
On Tuesday, the Chairman of the Labour Party in the FCT, Peter Chukwuemeka, held a press conference to express the party’s concerns about the possible manipulation of the National Assembly election results.
Chukwuemeka alleged that the LP suspected the two major parties of planning to overturn the results.
Chkwuemeka said, “The suspicion about the FCT results is that there is a very strong rumour that the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress are going to INEC in the FCT to falsify our senatorial and House of Representatives election which will not be acceptable by the Labour Party, The results are there, it is open, it is documented, people voted for them and that is what we saw.
“The day our senator-elect and House of Representatives member-elect received their certificates of return, the whole Abuja residents were there celebrating, and it was very peaceful and remarkable.”
Regarding the presidential election, the FCT Labour Party Chairman claimed that the outcome of the exercise was not being celebrated by the people.
“However, the moment the truth is upheld, people will start celebrating from now till December. And that is why you have not seen anybody celebrating,” he said.
The Chairman maintained that the party was not surprised by the election victories of its members, as they had planned and worked hard for it.
He further stated that the people of Nigeria, particularly FCT residents, were in need of a change, which the Labour Party was able to provide.
The Chairman expressed appreciation to FCT residents who voted for the party’s candidates, which resulted in an overwhelming victory.