APC Calls For Cancellation Of Imo North Senatorial Election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State is seeking the cancellation of the Imo north senatorial election, claiming that it was marred by series of … Continue reading APC Calls For Cancellation Of Imo North Senatorial Election


ondoThe All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State is seeking the cancellation of the Imo north senatorial election, claiming that it was marred by series of rigging and electoral malpractice.

They claimed that the malpractice  was masterminded by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

Speaking to reporters in Owerri, the Imo State capital, the speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly and the candidate for Imo north senatorial district, Ben Uwajimogu, requested that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should cancel the elections due to the irregularities during the election.

Mr Uwajimogu accused the PDP in the state of colluding with security operatives and INEC to write fake results even in places where there was no election.

However, the state collation officer for the APC, Mr Alfred Ononugbo, refused to sign the collated result at the INEC office during the declaration of the final result.

The tension caused by the claimed irregularities was, however, doused by the announcement of the presidential election result.

Jubilation erupted across the streets of Owerri, the Imo State capital, following the emergence of the presidential candidate of the APC, General Muhammodu Buhari, as the winner of the March 28 Presidential elections.

The announcement was made by the Chairman of INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, in the early hours of Wednesday, April 1, after the completion of the collation and announcement of results which started at the collation centre in Abuja, the nation’s capital, on Monday and ended on Tuesday, March 31.

General Muhammadu Buhari of the APC polled a total of 15,424,921 votes to defeat all other candidates, with Dr Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP polling a total of 12,853,162 votes to place second.

Meanwhile, the coordinator of President Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation in Imo State and a PDP chieftain, former Governor Achike Udenwa, described all the allegations by the APC as untrue and baseless.

Mr Udenwa maintained that in the National Assembly and presidential elections in the state, the PDP won with a far margin on merit without any form of rigging or electoral malpractice.

The former Governor of Imo State, also argued that no security operatives or INEC official worked to favour the PDP.