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Araraume Rejects Imo PDP Guber Primaries, Insists He Won

Ifeanyi Araraume

Ignatius Okpara, Owerri – Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, at the weekend joined other peoples Democratic party PDP aspirants, including ex- governor of Imo state, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, in rejecting result of the gubernatorial primaries held on Monday 8th, December, 2014.


Senator Ifeanyi Araraume

The electoral committee for the primary election, had announced Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, as winner of the poll.

Ararume, who spoke with newsmen in Owerri, insisted that he won the election, and not Ihedioha.

He maintained that there was an error in the result announced by the committee, adding that he polled 336 votes while Ihedioha scored 325 votes as against 346 declared for him.

Araraume, disclosed that he has lodged a petition with the leadership of the party in the state.

In the petition, the former member of the upper chamber of the National Assembly (Senate), pointed out that the committee declared more votes than the total number of registered votes by the delegates.

According to him, while the committee declared 1,017 votes as total number of votes cast, it actually returned 1,027 as total number of votes polled by all the aspirants.

The difference in the votes, he claimed was counted for Ihedioha.

He, therefore, called on the committee to declare him winner, since according to him, he scored the highest number of votes in the said primary election.



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