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PDP candidate raise alarm over arrest of INEC officials

by OkeomaNews

The member representing Nwangele/ Nkwerre/ Isu/ Njaba Federal Constituency of Imo State, Ugonna Ozurigbo has raised the alarm over the arrest of staff of the Independent National Electoral commission’s posted to Njaba Local Government Area for the federal constituency’s election.

Ozurigbo who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the election in the federal constituency while briefing journalists said that the INEC staff are being held at the anti – fraud unit of the state police command in Owerri for refusing to compromise the outcome of the election in the LGA 

He said that the arrest was to intimidate them to accept for the result of the election to be rewritten in favour of the All Progressives Congress.

Ozurigbo, a former deputy speaker of the house of representatives, disclosed that from the results so far announced by the iNEC, he won in Nkwerre, Nwangele and Isu LGAs.

He called on the Inspector General of Police, Baba Ushman to order the state commissioner of police to release the detained INEC officials so that they would finish collation and announce him the winner of the election.

Ozurigbo said ” INEC has announced results in the three out of the four LGAs that make up the federal constituency. I won in Nkwerre, Nwangele and Isu LGAs. I lead with over  ten thousand votes margin.

” The APC people first tried to induce the INEC staff posted to Njaba but they refused. They then arrested them and dumped them at the anti fraud unit of the state police command. They are currently rewriting the result to announce APC the winner of the election.

” Let the INEC chairman know this that APC is rewriting the result of the election I have won. Let the inspector general of police order for the release of the detained INEC officials because you can’t punish somebody for doing what is right. APC’s ploy to impose themselves on the people of my federal constituency where I won everywhere will be rejected.”

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