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INEC accused of rewriting Imo federal constituency election in APC’s favour

by OkeomaNews

The Independent National Electoral Commission has been accused of rewriting the result of Nwangele/ Nkwerre/ Isu/ Njaba federal constituency of Imo State election in favour of the All Progressives Congress.

A statement issued on Wednesday by concerned youths of the federal constituency said that investigation it carried out showed that INEC had refused to announce the winner of the election even after it done final collation and uploaded the results of the election on its portal.

INEC had declined announcing the winner of the February 25 election after it collated the results of Nwangele, Nkwerre, Isu Local Government Areas of the state.

The electoral umpire said that the final collation of the results of Njaba LGA was marred with violence.

The Retuning officer had said that she could not declare any candidate winner because the results of the four LGAs that make the federal constituency had yet to be collated in full.

But on Tuesday, INEC uploaded on its portal the result of Njaba LGA, which showed that the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Ugonna Ozurigbo got 3,179 votes while the APC candidate, Harrison Nwadike got 2,213.

When you now sum up the total votes scored by PDP candidate in the four LGAs of the federal constituency they will be 20,025 votes while the APC candidate got a total of 8, 997 votes.

But till after the final collation and uploading of the complete results of the federal constituency since Tuesday, INEC had refused to announce the final result and return the winner of the election.

INEC’s delay in announcing the winner of the election had caught the irk of concerned youths of the federal constituency.

They said that INEC was currently rewriting the entire results of the federal constituency in favour of the APC.

They therefore called on the national chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, and the heads of security agencies to prevail on the commission’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Silvia Agu, to announce the true winner of the election in the interest of democracy and constitutionalism.

They said that there was nothing INEC could do to alter the true results of the federal constituency since it had uploaded it on its portal and that it is now a public cum legal document.

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