Labour Party governorship candidate cries foul, wants results cancelled in #ImoDecides2023 election

Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Saturday November 11, 2023 Imo governorship election, Senator Athan Achonu, has called for cancellation of results from some polling units over alleged irregularities.

Achonu made the call while speaking with newsmen in his hometown, Umulumo, in Ehime Mbano local government area of the state.

He said agents of his party returned with disturbing reports of hijacking of ballot boxes and other electoral materials as well as vote buying.

He added that the LP had officially written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for requisite action.

He alleged that “In parts of Ideato, the process was characterised by ballot box snatching and all manner 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.“

He, however, decried the “absence of security personnel in certain places around Orlu and Orsu”, while commending the military for turning up to save the situation in some other areas.

Responding, INEC’s Head of Voter Education, Mrs Emmanuella Opara, however said the Commission was yet to receive an official report on the alleged irregularities.

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