The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, says the sweeping victory recorded by the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, during the February 25 poll was due to religious and ethnic sentiments.
The Delta governor stated this on Monday in Asaba while reacting to the outcome the contentious presidential poll.
Obi won in southeastern states of Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo and Anambra. He also won in Okowa’s state, Delta, as well as Cross River and Edo states.
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Speaking on Monday, Okowa said, “A lot of factors contributed to the sweeping victory of Obi in South-South and South-East.
“The agitation that the Presidency should come to the southern part of the country, religion and Igbo presidency are key factors.
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“The Obidient movement is a movement that swept across the South-South and South-East. The people wanted Obi as a change. They believe it is the turn of South-East. I believe that people have exercised their rights in a democratic process but INEC did not follow the Electoral Act.”
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