Clash in Imo as party agents tear result sheets

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Collation of results at the INEC collation centre in Owerri has abruptly ended over the destruction of result sheets by party agents .

Trouble started when a PDP agent , Uche Onyeaguocha said that the result of Ideato South LGA should not be announced .

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He alleged that supporters of Governor Rochas Okorocha had chased away party agents and wrote the result for their preferred candidate .

But other party agents insisted that the result should be announced, citing a similar occurrence at Mbaise LGA .

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The state returning officer , Prof Francis Otunta, after consultation asked that the result in contention be announced .

But the PDP agents rushed to the table , seized and tore the result sheet .

In a swift reaction, another opposing party agent rushed to the high table and tore result sheets of other LGAs that had earlier been collated .

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That led to a free – for -all as people scampered for safety , while policemen arrested the two contending agents .

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