The National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, has rejected the results of the just concluded Imo State House of Assembly election held last Saturday.
Anyanwu disclosed this while speaking with Journalists in Abuja on Monday, adding that the election was marred with violence and complete voter disenfranchisement.
The PUNCH reports that the All Progressives Congress won 25 out of 27 State Assembly seats.
The Independent National Electoral Commission disclosed this in a statement signed by the Imo Head of Voter Education, Mrs Emmanuella Opara, and made available to newsmen on Monday in Owerri.
However, Opara said the poll was declared inconclusive in Ahaizu Mbaise state constituency while the result of the election in Isu Local Government Area was pending.
“Imo is not a Banana Republic where the rights of Imo People will be thrown to the gutters and their votes will not count. We will not allow this impunity and rascality to stand,”.
“The exercise was marred with violence and complete voter disenfranchisement,” he said.
Anyanwu said he has met with several senior lawyers over the election, promising to explore all legal means available to the National Secretariat to recover the stolen mandate of his party.
“This matter will be taken to court and a strong legal team is being constituted to remedy this daylight robbery.”
“All PDP candidates in Imo are hereby directed to submit all requisite documents/Petitions to FID ASIKA ILOBI and Co. Chambers in Owerri within 72 hours,” he added.
Briefing journalists separately, the PDP candidates in Nwangele and Aboh Mbaise state constituencies, Solomon Ucheka and Princewill Amuchie, alleged that the All Progressives Congress candidates suppressed and intimidated the voters.
Ucheka said that in Nwangele Local Government Area, the APC candidate, Amara Iwuanyanwu, compromised the process.
The PDP candidate said that he won the lawful votes cast but the APC candidate in company of security agents allegedly snatched ballot boxes and rewrote results.