Delta state government has frowned at the claims by an online portal, Saharareporters, alleging that the collation of results for the presidential election in Delta state has been concluded.
A statement signed by the Delta state Commissioner for Information, Chike Ogeah Esq and made available to Blank NEWS Online on Monday, March 30, 2015 reads:
“The attention of the Delta State Government has been drawn to a story on Saharareporters website where it was claimed that collation of results for the presidential election has been concluded in the state.
“Writing under the headline “preliminary independently collated presidential results” where it ran a table of results purportedly from all the states, Saharareporters claimed that the All Progressive Congress (APC) scored 5,331 votes in the presidential poll while the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) secured 205,256 votes.
“This report is utterly false and should be seen as the product of armchair journalism by Saharareporters.
“The fact of the matter is that as at 5.30 pm today, Monday, March 30, 2015, results from only 11 out of the 25 local government areas in Delta State had been collated. The collation of results is still in progress. This should not come as a surprise given the challenging terrain in the state where many local councils are in the riverine areas.
“The INEC office in Asaba will forward the result to its headquarters in Abuja when the results are ccollated.”
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