JUST IN : PDP trying to massively rig Abia guber election in 4 LGAs – LP’s Alex Otti cries out
The Labour Party gubernatorial candidate in Saturday’s election in Abia State, Alex Otti, has cried out over alleged moves by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the poll in four local government areas.
Otti, who called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to quickly intervene to ensure the right thing is done, said the Labour Party is ahead in the polls based on results uploaded so far.
The former top banker who stated this late Saturday night, expressed hope of winning the election.
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He said : “From virtually all the results uploaded and released, Labour Party won by landslide. Unfortunately the PDP government has refused to allow some of the results stand, and they are doing this with the active connivance of some compromised INEC Staff and some security agents.
“The LG involved are Obingwa where the outgoing governor is from, Osisioma, Aba north and Aba south where we won overwhelmingly.
” Obingwa is a very interesting case, because in the majority of the wards, with the active connivance of INEC the BIVAS was not used, so they are making effort to push in fake results.
” I want to use this opportunity to call on the Federal government and particularly the INEC chairman to ensure that the right thing is done in Abia state. So I expect that any result that is not coming out of BIVAS accreditation will not be accepted.
” I urge the INEC chairman to prevail on the INEC Resident electoral commissioner for Abia and other INEC staff to give peace a chance and ensure that the right thing is done.”