Imo Speaker reject Poll Result

SPEAKER, Imo state House Assembly and senatorial candidate of All
Progressive Congress, APC in Imo North (Okigwe) senatorial district,
Rt. Hon. Benjamin Uwajumogu has utterly rejected the result of the
senatorial election announced in the zone by the Independent National
Electoral Commission, INEC.
In a protest letter to Attahiru Jega, dated March 29,2015 and signed
by the Speaker and Barr. Emma Nwosu, APC Agent, alleged massive and
overt irregularities and electoral malpractices allegedly perpetrated
by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, during the election.
He specifically mentioned the situation in Isiala Mbano council, where
he said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidate brought in over
16,000 votes with his own hands to Independent National Electoral
Commission, INEC collection centre by 1pm of 29 march, when proper
voting was marred in the area because of INEC inability to provide
sensitive materials to the area.
He said the action was unacceptable to APC as it is a known fact that
the INEC presiding officers and ward collation officers disappeared
with the election materials, only to resurface by 1p.m the following
day with the candidate of the PDP to submit an outrageous result.
In summary, he categorically stated that there was no proper conduct
of senatorial elections in Ehime Mbano, Isiala Mbano,Onuimo and Okigwe
LGAs in the Saturday March, 28 senatorial elections and the results
announced did not emanate from any proper conduct of the said
election.
He further alleged that the wrong delivery of the ballot papers and
other election materials meant for Imo east to Imo North by INEC was
deliberate and solely intended to fraudulently favour the PDP
candidate, Ikemba Athan Achonu.
“ therefore, I state in strong and unmistakable terms that I reject
the entire results being circulated or any results to emanate from the
said march 28, 2015 election for the senatorial election in the
affected LGAs of Imo North as stated above,” Uwajumogu said”.
In his prayers to INEC, the APC candidate and his agent demanded “that
any result to have arisen from the purported senatorial election of
March 28, 2015 in Imo North should be rejected by INEC.
“that the entire results of the senatorial election in Imo North,
namely: Onuimo, Okigwe, Isiala Mbano, Ehime Mbano, Ihitte Uboma and
Obowo, should not be announced until proper senatorial election is
conducted in that regard.
That proper senatorial election should, therefore, be conducted in
Ehime Mbano, Isiala Mbano and Onuimo LGAs”.
Earlier in the petition, Chief Uwajumogu had accused Chief Tony
Chukwu, a notable PDP chieftain in Ehime Mbano of camping some INEC
adhoc staff in his house on the eve of the election “with the sole
purpose to perfect his strategies to rig the election”.
He also alleged that Chief Chukwu hijacked election materials of most
polling units in his ward, Umueze 1, Ehime Mbano LGA with a Hilux
vehicle marked BS42FST and a Pathfinder Jeep belonging to one CY
Emedom, one of Chief Chukwu’s boys.

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