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Accord Party petitions INEC, wants Imo poll results declared

by OkeomaNews

The Accord Party in Imo State has faulted the Independent National Electoral Commission for declaring the March 18 state House of Assembly election in Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, inconclusive.

INEC had declared the election inconclusive following violence it said marred the election in some parts of the LGA.

But briefing journalists on Friday in Owerri, the Accord Party candidate in the election, Bruno Onuoha, said that there was no cogent reason for INEC to had declared the election inconclusive.

Onuoha said that from the results announced which were uploaded in the INEC’s Results Viewing Portal, the winner of the election had emerged.

He said “I want to use this interface with journalists to call on the Imo State Resident Electoral Commissioner to immediately question and get answers from the Ahiazu Mbaise Electoral Officer Mr Uche on the following unlawful acts of his on the election of March 18, 2023:

” His unilateral replacement of the assigned Returning Officer (R.O) for the Ahiazu Mbaise State constituency election on March 18, 2023.

“His unlawful declaration that the March 18 Ahiazu State constituency election was inconclusive as against and without recourse to the uploaded results of the Polling Units election results on INEC I – REV.

“His reasons for including Polling Units where elections were held, results declared, duplicate result sheets issued to party agents, and results uploaded and available on INEC I- REV for his pronounced supplementary elections.

“The commissions and omissions of the Electoral Officer at Ahiazu Mbaise are undemocratic and question his claims of neutrality as an electoral umpire.

“I have reviewed the duplicate copies of the Polling Unit results with the uploaded results on the INEC I – REV and they corresponded with the results at the disposal of my party agents.

“It is beyond my understanding, therefore, why the Electoral Officer decided to stall the declaration of the winner from the collated and uploaded results. Thereby creating unnecessary tension in the area.

“I urge the Resident Electoral Commissioner to immediately declare the winner from the collated and uploaded election results on the INEC I -REV.

“The essence of elections is for the people to elect those that will serve them. Hence it should not be a do or die affair.”

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