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INEC Said Presidential, NASS Elections Inconclusive

INEC Said Presidential, NASS Elections Inconclusive

The Abia chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has formally reacted to the outcomes of the presidential and federal parliamentary elections, accusing INEC of conducting inconclusive polls.

The party disclosed this in a statement issued by its spokesman Abraham Amah on Sunday.

The statement titled ‘Abia PDP will not accept INEC’s double standards in Abia North and Abia South National Assembly elections’ said it was embarrassing that while it was preparing for the rescheduled elections in Arochukwu and Ohafia council areas, the electoral commission went ahead to announce the results.

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It added that elections did not hold in 72 polling units which have at least 60,000 estimated voters in the two council areas, and that INEC had earlier rescheduled the elections for Sunday but postponed it for Monday, and while voters were mobilised for the polls, the commission announced the results of the “inconclusive” elections.

It further stated that the commission disenfranchised a large chunk of the electorate far above the margin of lead by the purported winner.

“The inability of INEC to stick to extant rules and provisions of the new Electoral Act as it concerns the two senatorial districts also calls to question the overall national elections, which have been described by many as a charade only fit for the playbook of toddlers in the kindergarten,” said PDP.

It revealed that in Abia North, after conducting the February 25 elections, INEC announced that the elections were inconclusive because elections did not hold in 72 polling units in Agborji, Isiama and Okamu Wards in Ohafia council areas, among others.

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“It went ahead to state that elections to cover those areas would be held on Monday, February 27, to ensure that at least 60,000 persons from those wards were not disenfranchised. To our chagrin, the same INEC did not show up for the fresh elections,” it stated.

The same scenario played out in Abia South senatorial District, said PDP and while the people were waiting for the rescheduled exercise on March 3, INEC declared the results.

“The Abia PDP wishes to state in very strong, clear and categorical terms that it will not accept the charade being paraded as (the) results of inconclusive elections,” the statement said.

It urged INEC “to do the needful and ensure that it goes ahead to conduct the remaining elections to enable it to determine the true winners.”

Meanwhile, the party stated that the PDP National Executive Committee had forwarded the list of the governorship and deputy governorship candidates of Abia PDP to INEC.


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