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LP’s Guber Candidate Calls For Cancellation Of Imo Election Over Rigging



The Governorship Candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in the November 11 governorship off-cycle election in Imo state, Athan Achonu, has called for the cancellation of results from some polling units in the state over alleged rigging, News About Nigeria reports.

According to him, agents of his party returned with disturbing reports of hijacking of ballot boxes and other electoral materials as well as vote-buying that took place in the election.

Achonu, who made the call on Saturday in his hometown, Umulumo, in Ehime Mbano council area of the state, noted that the call for the cancellation of the result is because the conduct of the election in these areas was marred by irregularities.

He also disclosed that the Labour Party has officially reported all that transpired in these areas to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for proper investigation and requisite action.

Achonu also noted that his party had charged the electoral body to cancel the results from the affected areas.

In his own words, “In parts of Ideato, the process was characterized by ballot box snatching and all manners of irregularities, including intimidation of voters. This is unacceptable. We have already written to INEC to take appropriate steps to ensure that fake results are not uploaded.“

The LP flagbearer in the November 11 governorship poll in Imo state also alleged that there was the absence of security personnel in some polling units in the Orlu and Orsu areas of the state.

He, however, commended the military for their timely intervention during the election in some of the areas of the state.