The chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo state has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the just concluded by-election conducted in Ngor Okpala area of the state.
This comes after INEC declared Blyden Amajironwu, the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) the winner of the Ngor okpala House of Assembly by-election who pulled a total of 9,248 votes to beat his closest rival Jeff Nwachukwu of the People’s Democratic Party who got 7,071 votes.
Briefing journalists after the announcement of the results, the chairman of the PDP alleged that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Rabiu Hussaini aided the APC in rigging the election . He further stated thay “In over fifty polling units out of 193 polling units, electoral materials were forcefully carted with INEC ad-hoc staff taken to Senterio Hotel along Sam Mbakwe Airport to thumbprint on ballot papers and write results in favour of the APC.
Meanwhile, the Publicity Secretary of the APC in the state has refuted the claims of the PDP stating that the PDP was crying foul because it failed in its attempt to manipulate the process.