Monday, 13 April 2015

IMO: confusion as INEC official confesses to rigging in favour of APC in Oru East

The governorship election Imo State was on Sunday night declared inconclusive due to the cancellation of the results from some wards and polling units, totaling 144, 715 votes. A breakdown of the votes showed that incumbent Governor Rochas Okorocha of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had 385,671 votes, while chief  Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 305, 142 and Emmanuel Iheanacho of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) scored 28,238.
Earlier, the electoral officer of Oru East in the East, Mrs. Emmanuel Okpara confessed that they were forced to write results in favour of the APC by some leaders in the area.
    Okpara, who is the Public Relations Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), made the confession while presenting the results which showed the APC as having 11,189 and the PDP 1878 in her area.
  SOURCE: THE HERALD

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