NASS Election: Returning Officer Reveals Irregularities In Abia
The latest is coming from the Returning Officer for Abia North Senatorial District, Dr. Ihekwaba Chukwugoziem, who revealed that the process was characterized by massive fraud and irregularities in the five Local Government Areas that make up the Abia North Senatorial District.
Dr. Chukwugoziem revealed that electoral and collation officers were forced by hoodlums to manipulate figures in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The Returning Officer said that he had advised the Resident Electoral Commissioner to organise a rerun in all five Local Government Areas.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Abia North senatorial candidate, Mao Ohuabunwa, and his All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) counterpart, David Ogba, have traded words over the National Assembly (NASS) election results released by INEC.
While the PDP candidate insists that the election results were genuine, the APGA candidate rejected the claim, saying the authentic results were yet to be declared.
Also, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the state, Anyim Nyerere, condemned the conduct and urged the electoral body to investigate the allegations of malpractice.
The Abia State Government has warned political parties and their candidates to refrain from using inciting statements capable of causing rampage among the party supporters thereby truncating the existing peace in the state.