The Chairman: We, the leaders and stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Delta Central Senatorial District, wished to draw the attention of the chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to the irregularities/malpractices that marred the election of 9th April 2011 into the National Assembly in Delta Central Senatorial district in general and Ughelli North, Ughelli South, Udu, Uvwie, Sapele, and Okpe Local Government Areas of Delta State in particular.

Consequently, the election in the affected area with 116,129 registered voters which was rightly cancelled but subsequently announced by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) on Delta Broadcasting Services (DBS) and Delta Rainbow Television (DRTV) respectively contrary to 2010 electoral law.

Under listed are wards/units in Delta Central Senatorial district were elections did not take place:-

Ughelli North Local Government
a.    Orogun Ward 1    -    6,190 registered voters
b.    Orogun Ward 2    -    13,157 registered voters
c.    Ogor Ward        -    8,319 registered voters
d.    Agbarho 1        -    14,058 registered voters
e.    Agbarho 2        -    10,467 registered voters

Total    -    52,191 registered voters

    Ughelli South Local Government
a.    Jeremi Ward 5    -    1,713 registered voters
b.    Olomu Ward 2    -    2,987 registered voters
c.    Ewu 2            -    2,199 registered voters
d.    Jeremi Ward 3    -    1,162 registered voters
e.    Ekakpanre Ward    -    7,022 registered voters

Total    -    15,083 registered voters

Udu Local Government
a.    Udu Ward 1        -    6,065 registered voters
b.    Udu Ward 2        -    5,957 registered voters
c.    Udu Ward 9        -    18,212 registered voters
Total    -    30,224 registered voters

 Uvwie Local Government
a.    Ward 1        -    1,060 registered voters
b.    Ward 3        -    2,066 registered voters
c.    Ward 6        -    3,568 registered voters
d.    Ward 10        -    4,428 registered voters

Total    -    11,122 registered voters

Sapele Local Government

a.    Ward 1        -    1,359 registered voters
b.    Ward 3        -    1,532 registered voters
c.    Ward 5        -    3,980 registered voters
d.    Ward 6        -    473 registered voters
e.    Ward 9        -    3,836 registered voters
f.    Ward 10        -    2,266 registered voters
g.    Ward 11        -    199 registered voters

Total    -    13,645 registered voters
    Okpe Local Government

a.    Ward 4  - 3,944 registered voters

Total    -    3,944 registered voters

From the foregoing analysis, a total number of 116,129 registered voters spread across 25 wards were disenfranchised. This number of voters if cast defiantly could sway the pendulum in the direction of any of the contesting parties/candidates. From the scores available so far, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 85,365 while the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) scored 102,313 in the Delta Central Senatorial Election. The difference between the two top most contending parties stands at 16,948 in the Senatorial Election and 12,494 in the house of representative election. It is therefore believed that the aforementioned number of voters who were disenfranchised would make enormous difference if their votes are allowed to count.

In the light of the above, we are calling on the Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare as inconclusive the election in the Delta Central Senatorial District and Ughelli/Udu Federal Constituency and call for a re-run as the relevant laws demand.

Signed,
Delta Central PDP Stakeholders

To: Attahiru Jega

Chairman,

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),
Abuja.

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