As In Ekiti Guber, Nigeria; So In Zimbabwe Presidential: Losers Challenge Results Of Elections

(By Iheanyi Ezinwo)-The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, in the Ekiti state election in Nigeria, Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, has gone to the tribunal to challenge the result of the July 14 election which the Independent National Electoral Commission declared In favour of the All progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
In the petition which was filed before the end of the 21 day deadline stipulated in the Electoral Act at the Election Petition Tribunal in Ado Ekiti on Friday, the PDP candidate is contending that he was the rightful winner of the election and had gathered the relevant documents to prove his case.
He is alleging that the figures were falsified, voters intimidated and his agents chased out of the polling booths by desperate politicians who were aided the the Federal Government.
Convinced of victory at the end, the PDP candidate has urged his supporters to remain calm, assuring that those who stole his mandate will not enjoy the benefits for a long time.
Meanwhile, as the door of expected robust legal battles is being opened in Ekiti state, Nigeria, the opposition candidate in the just concluded presidential election in Zimbabwe, Nelson Chamisa, is also gearing up to challenge the declared result of Thursday that gave 51 percent of the votes cast in the election to the incumbent President and presidential candidate of Zanu-PF, Emmerson Mnangagwa.
C NN reports 40 year old politician as saying at a press briefing:
“As far as we are concerned this presidential result is fraudulent, illegal, illegitimate, and characterized by credibility gaps and some serious legitimacy issues that we feel must be raised.”
Meanwhile, supporters of Mnangagwa I have been celebrating the victory of their candidate in the election coming after 37 years rule of Robert Mugabe, the immediate past president of the country, who was schemed out of power by his people for over staying in power.

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