The party stated that the result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is “not accepted by Nigerians”.
Their comment comes after the APC candidate, Kayode Fayemi on Sunday emerged as the winner of the just concluded Ekiti governorship election.
Mr. Fayemi outpolled the Deputy governor of the state, Professor Kolapo Olusola of the PDP, and others in the race to succeed Governor Ayodele Fayose.
He won in 11 out of the 16 Local Government Areas of the state, polling 197,459 votes, and edging out his closest rival Olusola who got 178,121 votes by 19,338 votes.
But the PDP disagreeing with the result has declared it “shameful” and an act of “electoral corruption” that can truncate a democratic process.
In a statement by the party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party states that “The PDP found it strange that President Buhari could not condemn the emasculation and subversion of the will of Ekiti people and the stealing of another party’s victory by brute force.
“The PDP has also noted the unsavory statements by the Presidency, celebrating the subjugation of Ekiti people as a stamp for President Buhari, wherein it further boasted of a triumph for the President in the 2019 general election.
“If for President Buhari and the APC, the subjugation of the people, as witnessed in Ekiti, amounts to an election, then the nation is headed to a serious crisis, as such will be resisted with all legitimate force available within our laws in the defence of our nation’s democracy.
“The APC and INEC must note that what happened in Ekiti, as a single state, cannot be pulled through in a general election, especially where the people have made up their minds to seek a new president.
“Nigeria is too big and too complex to be subjugated by a single individual or group of individuals, as any attempt to do so will definitely consume the conspirators.
“Moreover, while we are still pursuing the recovery of our stolen mandate in Ekiti, we state in very strong terms that this will be the last time the PDP will, under any circumstance whatsoever, allow itself to be manipulated out at the polls at any level”.
The party has therefore urged all members and supporters to remain calm over the “daylight robbery” that happened in Ekiti state, insisting that justice must prevail.