Election Petitions: Ex Minister Dalung denies filmed lashing of APC’s victory

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Former Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung says he was misquoted in Tuesday’s MK Reporters’ news story, which quoted him as condemning his Party, the APC’s election petition victory.

In the report headlined “Solomon Dalung: Giving APC undeserved victory is injustice, MK reported the Minister as saying, for fairness, the arithmetic that crowned the APC candidate as winner of the 2019 governorship election in Imo State, from a distant fourth position must be applied in other states where opposition votes were canceled.

Dalung however in a press statement on Wednesday, insisted he did not mention the APC as having gotten undeserved victory anywhere.

He said, “I didn’t mention the APC as having gotten an undeserved victory whether in Imo State or any other state for that matter.

“The alleged statement was a conversation between myself and Sen. Jonah David Jang at a funeral service of the Late Rev. Alexander Lar, on the need to ensure that credibility and justice must be pursued to by all stakeholders to engender and promote legal and moral rectitude in electoral victory in Nigeria.

“My comment to Sen. Jang was also that no elected public office holder in Nigeria has the moral standing to take his/her oath of office using the Holy Bible or Quran if such electoral victory is tainted with fraud.

“I also stated that the Supreme Court having set the judicial precedent in the Imo case, will determine the legal direction in the then undecided cases of Kano, Plateau, Sokoto, Bauchi and Benue states.”

MK however picked the conversation on camera and published it on its YouTube channel.

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