APC Rejects Enugu Election Results, Calls For CancellationLatest News, News, Nigeria 2015 Election Sunday, March 29th, 2015
FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu – The Enugu Chapter of the All Progressive Congress has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the entire result of the 2015 Presidential and National Assembly Elections held on Saturday.
Chairman of APC in the state, Dr Ben Nwoye, who spoke to reporters Sunday night, accused the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Professor Chukwuemeka Onukaogu of conniving with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and security agents to rig the election in favour of the PDP.
Nwoye, who is the Senatorial candidate of the APC in Enugu East Senatorial Zone, alleged that the Enugu REC handed the election materials and result sheets to the PDP candidates in all the senatorial zones in the state.
The chairman, had before the election, called for the removal of the Enugu REC, whom he described as “captain of electoral fraud”,
He insisted that the result of the Enugu Presidential Election was fraudulent.
Hear Nwoye: “You will recall that when Onukaogu was redeployed from Anambra to Enugu, I raised alarm because of his bad record in the Anambra Election which was adjudged the worst poll in the history of Nigeria.
“It was due to Onukaogu,s alleged electoral fraud that caused the APC the Governorship position during the last governorship election in Anambra State .PDP stakeholers specifically requested for him because he is an expert in rigging and today, Onukaogu has done that which he knows how best to do ” he stated.
He alleged that violence sponsored by the PDP marred the election at St. Ann and Amachalla polling units in Amuri in Nkanu West Local Government of the state.
“The result is not acceptable to us and we will not be acceptable to us.
“The Enugu REC gave the PDP candidates result sheets which they used to write the results” he alleged.
He said despite their complaints, the Enugu Rec denied their agents accreditation tags, adding that it was after pressure and protest that he gave some photocopied tags.
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