Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 9 governorship election in Imo state, Hope Uzodinma, has rejected the results of the poll.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) had on Tuesday, March 12, declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Emeka Ihedioha, as the winner, saying he polled 273,404 votes to defeat the Action Alliance (AA) candidate, Uche Nwosu, who got 190,360 votes, while Uzodimma scored 96,458 votes.
But speaking at a press conference in Owerri, Uzodinma alleged that the election was massively rigged against him and his party, rejecting what Inec announced.
“APC clearly won the election. The result as announced by INEC is unacceptable to me and the APC. The Retuning officer for Ezinihitte Mbaise is from Ezinhitte Mbaise, the Retuning officer for Aboh Mbaise is from Aboh Mbaise and the Returning officer for Ahiazu Mbaise is from Ahiazu Mbaise,” he said.