Labour Party’s Achonu, Supporters Storm INEC Office, Demand CTC of Imo Election Result

Labour Party’s Achonu, Supporters Storm INEC Office, Demand CTC of Imo Election Result

  • Labour Party's governorship candidate, Athan Achonu and supporters on Thursday, November 23, stage a protest at INEC HQ
  • Achonu's loyalists stormed the nation's electoral office in a peaceful protest, challenging Imo election results and demanding the Certified True Copies document
  • LP is alleging irregularities and discrepancies in the voting process of the just concluded governorship poll held in the state on Saturday, November 11 journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

FCT, Abuja - On Thursday, November 23, the Labour Party's governorship candidate, Athan Achonu, leads supporters in a protest against the outcome of the November 11 Imo state governorship election at the INEC's national headquarters in Abuja.

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Labour Party guber candidate and supporters, staged a protest at INEC office in Abuja today, rejecting the outcome of Imo election. Photo credit: Senator Athan Nneji Achonu, Labour Party
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On Sunday, November 12, in Owerri, Imo state capital, the vice-chancellor of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Professor Abayomi Fashina, the state's Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), announced Uzodimma as the winner of the 2023 governorship election in Imo state.

But the LP and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), rejected the election results, citing irregularities during the electoral process.

According to INEC, Uzodimma secured 540,308 votes, defeating PDP's Samuel Anyanwu (71,503 votes) and LP's Athan Achonu (64,081 votes).

Interestingly, on Thursday, Achonu led his supporters to the INEC headquarters, and staged a protest, demanding the Certified True Copies (CTC) of the election results it conducted in Imo state, Channels TV reported.

The LP supporters alleged that the results announced by the commission are different from what INEC has on its server.

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Meanwhile, reported earlier that Governor Hope Uzodimma shared an update regarding his victory in the Saturday, November 11, governorship election.

The Imo state government on Monday, November 13, said Uzodimma won because there was no crisis in the APC before and during the poll.

He blamed the electoral loss of the Labour Party (LP) and the PDP in the just concluded governorship elections on the "internal wrangling".

Ganduje congratulates Uzodimma, Ododo

Earlier, the national chairman of the APC, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, congratulated Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state for his successful re-election in the recent off-cycle governorship poll.

In a statement released on Sunday, November 12, by his Chief Press Secretary, Edwin Olofu, the APC national chairman emphasised that the electoral victories of Uzodimma and Ododo highlight the widespread acceptance of the APC among Nigerians.


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