The results of the recently ended Imo State House of Assembly election, which was held last Saturday, have been rejected by Senator Samuel Anyanwu, the national secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party.
During a Monday interview with journalists in Abuja, Anyanwu revealed this and said that the election was marked by violence and complete voter disenfranchisement.
25 of the 27 seats in the State Legislature were won by the All Progressives Congress.
This information was provided by the Independent National Electoral Commission in a statement made accessible to newsmen on Monday in Owerri and signed by the Imo Head of Voter Education, Ms. Emmanuella Opara.
However, Opara said the poll was declared inconclusive in Ahaizu Mbaise state constituency while the result of the election in Isu Local Government Area was pending.
“Imo is not a Banana Republic where the rights of Imo People will be thrown to the gutters and their votes will not count. We will not allow this impunity and rascality to stand,”.
“The exercise was marred with violence and complete voter disenfranchisement,” he said.
Anyanwu said he has met with several senior lawyers over the election, promising to explore all legal means available to the National Secretariat to recover the stolen mandate of his party.
“This matter will be taken to court and a strong legal team is being constituted to remedy this daylight robbery.”
“All PDP candidates in Imo are hereby directed to submit all requisite documents/Petitions to FID ASIKA ILOBI and Co. Chambers in Owerri within 72 hours,” he added.