The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Nnia Nwodo, has reacted to the way some politicians are going about the elections in the South East.
According to The Nation, Nwodo decried attempts by some influential individuals in states in the South East to mutilate and change results of the Presidential election held in the area last Saturday to the advantage of one of the presidential candidates. In a release, Chief Nwodo alleged that some local government and INEC officials were being coerced and enticed to change the collated figures of the election to enable the presidential candidate to score up to the mandatory twenty-five percent in the States.
The President General said that the results of the elections in the states in the geopolitical zone are already in the public domain, and that any attempt to falsify them would be vehemently resisted by the people.He called on the international and local observers to take note and warned the intending perpetrators to desist from this perfidious act capable of inciting violence in an otherwise peaceful exercise in the zone.
Meanwhile, Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha has recorded a great success in his bid to go to the Senate.
According to The Nation, Governor Okorocha been declared Senator-elect for Imo West Senatorial zone.
The Collation Officer, Professor Ibeawuchi Francis, announced Okorocha winner, after he polled a total of 97,762 votes to defeat his closest rival, Jones Onyereri of the PDP who scored 63.117 votes.
Also, former Minister of State Foreign Afairs and wife of former Yobe Governor Sen. Bukar Abba Ibrahim, Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim has been re-elected back to the House of Representatives on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared her winner of Damaturu/Tarmuwa/Gujba/Gulani Federal Constituency in Damaturu, the State capital.
INEC Returning Officer for the House of Representatives Election for the Federal Constituency Prof Maimuna Waziri of Federal University Gashua, declared the results on Sunday night announced Hajiya Khadija Ibrahim of APC scored the highest votes of 78,953 while her closest rival Alhaji Habu Babayo, the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored a total votes of 10, 508.
The Nation reports that both agents of APC and PDP were present and signed the election results.
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