- Uche Nwosu says he has discovered some irregularities that gives him hope of reclaiming his mandate in Imo state
- Nwosu claims that the irregularities were discovered in four local government areas of the state
- The governorship candidate of the AA promises to prove that Emeka Ihedioha did not actually win the governorship election
Uche Nwosu, the candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the just concluded governorship election in Imo state, on Thursday, April 11, said new findings have shown that he would reclaim his alleged stolen mandate.
Nwosu said the level of irregularities discovered in some local government areas during the election is alarming.
The son-in-law of Governor Rochas Okorocha specifically pointed out that what transpired in Aboh Mbaise, Ahiazu Mbaise, Ezinihitte and Ngor-Okpala local government areas was unhealthy for the nation’s democracy.
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The Nation reports that Nwosu said: “My mandate will be reclaimed; Emeka Ihedioha never won the election. We have gotten the leave of the tribunal to inspect the sensitive materials used for the election and what we saw is alarming and a lot has been revealed, the illegitimate declaration will soon be reversed.
“If you subtract the bogus votes the PDP candidate allocated to himself in the three Mbaise LGAs and Ngor-Okpala you will notice that I actually won the election but Ii have faith that the tribunal will do the right thing and annul that election.”
The AA governorship candidate reportedly blamed the irregularities during the election on the ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), especially the university professors and lecturers who, according to him, compromised the governorship election.
Nwosu called for an end to the use of those in the academia in subsequent elections as he argued that their involvement in electoral fraud threatens democracy.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that Uche Nwosu was on Wednesday, April 10, granted leave by the election tribunal to inspect materials used in the state's 2019 gubernatorial polls.
The leave granted by the chairman of the panel for governorship/House of Assembly election petition tribunal, Justice MO Adewara will allow Nwosu and his party to inspect “copy, photocopy and obtain certified true copies of all the electoral materials related to or in connection with the conduct of the election."
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