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Tribunal May Annul Imo Governorship Election, Nwosu Suggest

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Uche Nwosu, the Imo State governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the just concluded election, has said his party had discovered high-level of irregularity in some local government areas during the governorship election.

Nwosu particularly said that what happened in the four council areas of Aboh Mbaise, Ahiazu Mbaise, Ezinihitte and Ngor-Okpala was not proper for the nation’s democracy.

Nwosu, who is a son-in-law to the outgoing governor Rochas Okorocha, told newsmen in Owerri that he was confident that he would reclaim his ‘stolen’ mandate.

He said: “My mandate will be reclaimed; Emeka Ihedioha never won the election; we have got the leave of the tribunal to inspect the sensitive materials used for the election and what we saw was alarming and a lot have been revealed, the illegitimate declaration will soon be reversed.

“If you subtract the bogus votes the PDP candidate allocated to himself in the three Mbaise LGAs and Ngor-Okpala, you will notice that I actually won the election but I have faith that the tribunal will do the right thing and annul that election.”

Nwosu also blamed the irregularities on the ad hoc staff, especially the university professors and lecturers whom he said compromised the governorship election.

The AA candidate, therefore, called for a review of the use of the academia in subsequent elections, describing their alleged complicity on electoral fraud as a huge threat to the nation’s democracy.

He claimed that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s, Emeka Ihedioha never won the election because he never met the constitutional requirements to be declared governor-elect.

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