Imo Guber Poll Fraught With Irregularities – Opposition Lawmakers

Opposition federal lawmakers led by Coalition Spokesperson and House of Representatives member representing Ideato North and South Federal Constituency, Ikenga Ugochinyere, have said the just…

Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Monday, the lawmaker said those responsible for the outcome of the election should be arrested and prosecuted for committing such a “criminal action of announcing manufactured figures in places election never held, inflating figures and results without a single voters accreditation.”

The lawmakers who also described Governor Hope Uzodimma a “self-imposed Governor” said after the deduction of the over voting and areas election never held or accreditation was never done, the PDP candidate scored the highest number of valid votes and said INEC ought to have declared Senator Samuel Anyanwu winner.

The Imo lawmaker alongside 30 of his opposition colleagues condemned the role of INEC, security agencies and All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election and said thugs backed by security agencies were maiming, shooting and destroying private property in a bid to cow the people to allow them announce already written figures without accreditation or credible election.

Consequently, he asked the US, UK, France, Canada as well as other lovers of democracy to place a visa ban on key actors and members of their immediate family in the “Imo electoral robbery that have buried any hope of credible election.”

They said, “This shameful electoral crime was audaciously carried out even in areas insurgency activities of unknown Gun-Men have made villagers to flee and produced results that some Local Government Areas in populated Lagos cannot produce.”

They insisted that the results from Okigwe, Oru East, the governor’s hometown, Oru West, Onuimo, Orsu , Oguta, Ohaji, Nwangele, Orlu, Ideato South, Ideato North, Obowo, were the biggest electoral jokes that will ever come out of Africa, adding that “80 percent of the votes didn’t happen as there was no accreditation, those with less than 5 percent accreditation ended up having 80 percent voter turnout.

He called on INEC to invoke the provision on review of false declaration as provided in the Electoral Act, recalculate and declare PDP winner and save the courts and Imo people the agony or long tiring litigation.