Tuesday, 31 March 2015

APGA Releases 2015 Election Result, Rejects Results Earlier Declared by INEC

Okechukwu Onuegbu

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra State has rejected the results declared on Monday 30th March by Independent National Election Commission (INEC) which showed that the contestants under the party lost out to their PDP counterparts, stressing that the figures were concocted in the night.

INEC earlier declared that the Peoples Democratic Party swept almost the vacant electoral seats for National Assembly elections across Anambra North, Anambra South and Anambra Central Senatorial Zones.

But addressing a press conference in the midst of other contestants such as Dozie Nwankwo, Chief Ezenagu, and Ibezim, APGA National Chairman, Chief Victor Umeh displayed what he described as the authentic result for the press to see and record the facts and figures.

Addressing a press conference on behalf of other contestants, the National Chairman of APGA and Senatorial Candidate of the party for Anambra central District, Chief Victor Umeh noted that the result declared by INEC has no relationship with the election conducted on Saturday 28 March which are in possession of their party Agents, who manned the various polling Units.

Umeh, who said the mass failure of card readers in Anambra State was stage-managed by PDP in order to manipulate the results in the night, alleged that the ruling party used thugs and combined security men to intimidate voters before they successfully manipulated the entire process in collaboration with INEC officials.

The APGA Senatorial Candidate, who was defeated by Hon. Uche Ekwunife of PDP, added that the party contestants for Awka North and South, Chief Godson Ezenagu, and his counterparts for Idemili-North and South Federal Constituency, Hon. Ibezim, and Hon. Ferdinand Dozie Nwankwo of Anaocha/Njikoka/Dunukofia federal constituency were also robbed off their victory through PDP massive rigging.
The INEC Returning Officers had announced that Rt. Hon. Anayo Nnebe, Obinna Chidoka and Dr. Okey Eze of PDP respectively won their APGA counterparts with widest margin.

Recalling that PDP committed similar offence in 2003 governorship election won by the then Mr. Peter Obi of APGA, Chief Umeh and his members, however, urged their teeming supporters to be calm while they regain their stolen mandate at tribunal through the original results under their possession, which according to him, were signed by the respective party agents and INEC officials at the polling booths.
He restated that the strained relationship would never affect their unflinching support to Good Jonathan, the PDP Presidential Candidate.



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