Imo Action Alliance wants returning officer arrested

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The Director-General of the Imo State Action Alliance governorship candidate’s campaign organisation, Chidi Ibe, has called on security agencies to arrest the Vice-Chancellor of Michael Opara University of Agriculture, Abia State, Prof Francis Otunta, who was the state returning officer for the governorship election.

Ibe made the call at a press conference in Owerri, the state capital, on Thursday.

He said Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party should not have been declared the winner of the election because he did not score two-third of the votes cast in at least 18 out of the 27 local government areas of the state as required by the law.

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He described the declaration of Ihedioha as the winner of the election a “a mockery of our democracy.”

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Ibe called on the nation’s anti-graft agencies to investigate the returning officer.

He said, “I call on the EFCC and other anti-graft agencies to investigate this returning officer who came to Imo State to undermine the law.

“The PDP candidate only made two-third in 12 local government areas while our candidate, Uche Nwosu, made two-third in 21 LGAs.

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“The law is very clear on this.There ought to be a re-run between the two leading candidates.”

PUNCH.

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