Monday, April 13, 2015

Drama as INEC reverses result cancellation in Abia

There was tension at the Independent National Electoral Commission’s secretariat in Umuahia on Sunday as the Peoples Democratic Party practically arm twisted the state Returning Officer, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, to reverse his decision on the cancellation of the governorship results in three local government areas of the state.

But the state Governor, Theodore Orji, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, and the Minister of State for Defence, Col. Austin Akobundu (retd.) stormed the venue of the collation exercise for the state governorship election to demand the reversal of the decision.
The state Returning Officer, who is also the Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, had cancelled results for Isiala-Ngwa North, Osisioma and Obimgwa local government areas citing widespread electoral malpractices, violence, ballot box snatching and reports of independent foreign observers that monitored the exercise.
Announcing the cancellation, Ozumba said, “We are here to uphold the rule of law and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. By the power vested in me as the state collation and returning officer, I hereby cancel results from the following local governments; Obingwa, Isiala-Ngwa North and Osisioma. This is based on the evidence before me and the provisions of the constitution and Electoral Act.”

Source: Punch 

1 comment :

  1. All this ibo people why una dey cause wahala

    Abeg enough of election stories, let move the country forward