APGA Guber candidate drags Ihedioha, PDP to Tribunal

The APGA gubernatorial candidate in the just concluded election in IMO state, Senator Ifeanyi Ararume has averred that all purported votes from Aboh Mbaise, Ahiazu Mbaise, Ehime Mbano and other 17 local government council areas of the states, were void and unlawful votes.

In his petition supporting the voiding of the election in the stated local government areas, Senator Araraume accused INEC of compromise in preparation for the election as electoral officers from University of Agriculture, Umudike were ‘’inexplicably’’ changed hours to the election, and replaced with a different set of untrained electoral officers and ad-hoc staff.

He continued that most of the “new” electoral officers hail from Mbaise local government areas and were deployed within hours to the commencement of the governorship election, stating that these untrained electoral staff did not subscribe to the oath of neutrality.

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The APGA candidate also averred in his petition that there was massive hijacking and diversion of ballot papers and other electoral material to places other than polling units where several booklets of ballot papers were ‘’massively thumb printed’’ by agents of the PDP in favour of Ihedohia in the aforementioned local government areas, coupled with ballot box snatching and stuffing with ballot papers.

He said that the multiple thumb printed ballot papers for Hon. Ihedioha were subsequently stuffed into the ballot boxes and recorded in favour of the PDP and its candidate in the stated local government areas.

Senator Ararume then stated that in the 27 local government areas in the state, the purported winner of the election scored 25 percent of total votes cast in only 12 local government areas, thereby rendering his purported return invalid.

Source : Leadership


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