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Abia NASS Poll: ADC Chief frowns alleged plot to subvert people’s votes for LP

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The Abia State chairman of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Don Norman Obinna has asked lovers of democracy to resist alleged move to subvert the votes of the people of Ikwuano/umuahia federal constituency seat in the state in Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections.

AFRIPOST gathered that the Labour Party House of Representatives candidate for Ikwuano/Umuahia federal constituency seat, Obi Aguocha, was reportedly said to have coasted to victory, defeating the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the current Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Chinedum Orji, with wide margin of votes cast in the yet-to-be concluded national elections.

On Saturday night, the claim was rife that suspected thugs believed to be working for the Speaker of the state assembly, Chinedum Orji waylaid the INEC adhoc staff and made away with BVAM and other voting materials aimed to manipulate the electoral process.

However, Mr. Normal Obinna who hailed from Umuahia Ibeku extraction of Abia central Senatorial district of the state, while speaking in a statement forwarded on Sunday, frowned the reported collaboration of the independent National Electoral Commission with some power mongers to subvert the wish of the battered Constituents could breed anarchy.

According to Abia party chieftain, “for the people raped, enslaved and dumped in the chasm for 24 years by one family, it could be an invitation for an uprising.

“Former American President John F. Kennedy understood this when he famously said in 1962, “those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

“As law-abiding citizens, the constituents have peacefully revolted by unlawfully and massive exercising their franchise.”

He further noted the alleged clandestine midnight move to manipulate the results in favour of his closest rival is criminal and vowed the people will resist it.

His words: “from Ikwuano to Umuahia, ot was a shellacking. People endured the inclement weather and waited for the adhoc staff to count and upload the results.

“Even when they conjured the story of an unreceptive network delaying the upload, the electorate snapped and circulated online copies of the result sheets.

“Excerpt for 2015, the people have never shown such determination witnessed on Saturday. It is a clear message to our subjugators who see umuahia as their fiefdom.”

The state ADC chairman commended people of ikwuano/umuahia federal constituency for trooping enmasse to demonstrate their maximum support and voted for the LP house of representatives ticket-bearer, Chief Obi Aguocha, during the main legislative elections conducted in Ikwuano, Umuahia north and south local government areas respectively by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) across the 17

Obinna therefore urged Nigeria electoral commission to perform its role as unbiased umpire and resist the attempt to truncate the wish of Ikwuano/Umuahia people.


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