Fresh Trouble For Allex Otti As PDP Governor Reveals How INEC Returning Officer Favours Labour Party

Fresh Trouble For Allex Otti As PDP Governor Reveals How INEC Returning Officer Favours Labour Party

  • Fresh trouble has emerged for Alex Otti, the governor-elect and candidate of the Labour Party in Abia, during the March 18 governorship election
  • Okezie Ikpeazu, the governor of Abia and PDP leader in the state, accused Nnenna Nnannaya-Oti, the INEC returning office in the state, of working in favour of Otti
  • Ikpeazu made the allegation while reacting to the comment of Nnannaya-Oti that she was paid to tamper with the result of the poll but rejected the offer

Umuahia, Abia - The election of Alex Otti, the governor-elect in Abia state, may face a serious legal battle in a short period of time as Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia state, accused Nnenna Nnannaya-Oti, the returning officer in the state of being biased.

Nnenna Nnannaya-Oti was the returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the March 18 governorship election in Abia state, Channels Television reported.

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Ikpeazu reveals how INEC returning officer favours LP's Alex Ottic Photo Credit: Okezie Ikpeazu, Alex Otti
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Ikpeazu accuses INEC returning officer in Abia of working for Alex Otti of Labour Party

Speaking on Thursday on the election won by the Labour Party in the state, Ikpeazu alleged that Nnannaya-Oti was "verily happy" that she "favoured" Alex Otti's party during the poll.

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The outgoing governor said he had earlier complained about the returning officer to INEC about her possibility of being biased, but INEC assured him that she would be fair to all during the election.

About 2 weeks after declaring Otti as the winner of the governorship election, Nnannaya-Oti alleged that she was threatened to tamper with the outcome of the poll, but she stood her ground.

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In his reaction to the returning officer's allegations, Ikpeazu, whose anointed and PDP candidate, Okey Ahiwe, was defeated in the poll, said it was an unfortunate comment that the Nnannaya-Oti made.

Ikpeazu also alleged that he had the preliminary knowledge that the returning officer would be unfair because of the coincidence in her name and that of the Labour Party guber candidate in the state.

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However, the Labour Party chieftain queries why the DSS was silent over the alleged attack on the party's member during the election.


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