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APC Calls For Cancellation Of Ebonyi Election



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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State has rejected the outcome of the Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.

It also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the effects.1534157554 APC LOGO

Eze Nwachukwu made the celebration’s position acknowledged at a submit-election press conference held on the celebration’s secretariat on Tuesday in Abakaliki.

Mr Nwachukwu alleged giant irregularities consisting of underaged balloting, more than one thumb printing of poll papers, intimidation, harassment, the arrest of APC polling units retailers in addition to orchestrated violence against celebration contributors and supporters.

He alleged that Smart Card Readers (SCR) had been not used for accreditation and vote casting consistent with the election tips in maximum polling centres.

“Our function is that the election of Saturday, February 23 is rape on our democracy. Ebonyians witnessed what has by no means been visible in any election before now.

“Security operatives who had been despatched to provide election protection in the state, on arrival took aspects via allowing themselves to be accommodated in a non-public lodge.

“All the police employees besides the Adamawa commissioner of Police were lodged on this motel, and this changed into where the compromise started out.

“We had knowledgeable the police, INEC and Civil Society organizations before the elections thru our petitions of plots by using some folks to buy votes and to create violence in elements of the country and this performed out inside the election.

“There is not any nearby government place in Ebonyi that the election changed into no longer marred by violence; and the violence turned into in levels which include poll boxes snatching, burning of homes, election materials and killings amongst others.

“The card reader become no longer used for the election in several polling devices, and we’re calling for an audit of the elections in addition to our name for the outright cancellation of the entire exercise.

“Let the cardboard readers be made to be had and permit the result sheets be marched polling unit by way of polling unit, it is an exercising that may be performed in an afternoon,” Nwachukwu stated.

He alleged that the senatorial and House of Representatives elections consequences for Ebonyi Central and Ezza South and Ikwo Federal constituency collation changed into moved to INEC state headquarters in opposition to the provision of the electoral law.

“We reject the effects of the entire elections because of non-giant compliance with the INEC guiding principle and voters regulation and vote shopping for, intimidation of birthday celebration sellers and sizable violence.

“We name on Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC’s chairman to take away Prof. Godswill Obioma, the Ebonyi Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for incompetence and compromise.

“We also name on all our supporters to stay calm and regulation-abiding.”

Meanwhile, Lovett Odah, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), reacting to the allegation stated that the command had now not received a report of involvement of its employees deployed for election duty in malpractices.

Meanwhile, Mr Obioma could not be reached for feedback as he travelled to Abuja with the kingdom presidential election returning officer, Frank Chukwuemeka, to put up Ebonyi result.Kingdom celebration dealers of APC, PDP and others signed the very last presidential result sheet at the country collation centre, INEC headquarters in Abakaliki on February 25.

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