Hon. Diri maintained that it was illegal for the APC to have contested the governorship election because of a subsisting court judgment and urged INEC to disqualify the APC, which is a major contender in the exercise.
He stressed that he did not contest the election against the Candidate of the APC, David Lyon, who was returned winner by INEC as the party had already being disqualified by the court before the election.
The PDP’s agent, Chief O.O. Osusu, said there were two subsisting court judgments before the conduct of the November 16 Governorship election, stressing that it was wrong for the APC to be on the ballot.
In separate speeches, governorship candidates of the Green Party, Eniye Zidougha, APGA, Fayeofori Bob-Manuel, Okiah Jones of Masses Movement of Nigeria as well as several other guber candidates who spoke, lampooned INEC for declaring the candidate of the APC, Chief David Lyon winner.
According to them, despite obvious irregularities including the use of the Nigerian Army to intimidate voters and subvert the will of the people, the electoral body still went further to announce the results.
The aspirants, therefore, challenged INEC to produce the court order which cleared the APC to participate in Saturday’s governorship election.