THE Labour Party (LP) candidate in Saturday, November 11 governorship poll in Imo state, Athan Achonu, has called for the cancellation of results in some polling units over alleged irregularities.
Achonu made the call in his hometown, Umulumo, in the Ehime Mbano council area of the state while the election was ongoing.
He said his party agents returned with disturbing reports of ballot snatching and vote buying.
He added that the LP had officially written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for requisite action and called for canceling results from the affected locations.
“In parts of Ideato, the process was characterized by ballot box snatching and all manners of irregularities, including intimidation of voters.
“This is unacceptable. We have already written to INEC to take appropriate steps to ensure that fake results are not uploaded,“ he said.
He also decried the “absence of security personnel in certain places around Orlu and Orsu”, while commending the military for turning up to save the situation in some other areas.
Reacting to the development, INEC’s Head of Voter Education, Emmanuella Opara, said the commission was yet to receive an official report on the alleged irregularities.
Harrison Edeh is a journalist with the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, always determined to drive advocacy for good governance through holding public officials and businesses accountable.