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I won but was robbed of my victory – Senator Douye Diri

Senator Douye Diri, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Bayelsa State has claimed that he won the governorship election held in the state on Saturday November 16.

The PDP politician who lashed out at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for announcing that the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Chief David Lyon won the election with 352, 552 votes while he only got 143,172 votes, asked to be declared the winner of the election.

Diri also accused INEC and the Army of connving with the APC to rob him and the PDP of their victory even though his party’s situation room report showed that he won in all the local government areas. He further stated that the APC was not supposed to be on the ballot based on a court judgement issued before the election.

He said: “I am the winner of the just concluded elections. I am the winner even though INEC decided to look the other way. I am not just saying that PDP is the winner, because we had a situation room and reports from our situation room indicated I won the election. Based on this result, PDP and its candidate won the of the election.

“We believe that the subsisting court judgment that disqualified APC as of the time the election was conducted. The request by PDP agent at the state collation centre, Dr Don Osusu that INEC should produce the order which made APC presence during collation legitimate was ignored.

“We urgently call on INEC to declare me winner. It is only shameful and laughable that INEC would manufacture figures. For us the rule of law is under threat in this democracy; anarchy is looming in this democracy, democracy is being raped.  All the figures reeled out are a charade and a ruse”

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