Senator Samuel Anyanwu, national secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to release only the official results of the Imo state governorship and state house of assembly elections held on March 18.
Anyanwu stated this to reporters on Sunday, a day after the elections, in Owerri, the capital of Imo state.
According to the PDP scribe, the election was marred by violence, kidnapping of INEC officials, and voter intimidation.
As a result, he emphasized that if INEC does not provide authentic election results, the people of Imo state will reject and revolt against the results.
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Senator Anyanwu said;
We are urging the Independent National Electoral Commission to release the authentic results of the March 18th House of Assembly election to reflect the realities of how Imo people voted.
Should INEC fails to declare the authentic results to show how the people of the state voted for the Peoples Democratic Party, it will be concluded that officials of the Commission deliberately compromised with agents of the ruling party to subvert the mandate of the people.
Any fake results released other than the authentic ones, Imo people will not hesitate to reject it to demonstrate their grievances on the conduct of the polls in a peaceful manner.”
The people of the state will not tolerate a repeat of what transpired during the last Presidential and National Assembly elections, advising the Commission to redeem its image by announcing transparent and authentic results.
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We are calling on Imo people to be law abiding and remain calm, the PDP National Scribe notes that all avenues will be activated to reclaim the party’s stolen mandates if officials of INEC fail to do the needful.