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APC Crying wolf over polls results in Imo-Ihedioha

Posted: Apr 3, 2015 at 3:25 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
By  Anolu Vincent Senior Correspondent- Owerri 

Deputy  Speaker  of the House  of Representatives  and Governorship  Candidate  of the Peoples  Democratic  Party (PDP) Imo State, Chief  Emeka Iheidoha has dismissed as “baseless and laughable”  allegation by the All Progressive Congress(APC) that officials of the Independent  National  Electoral Commission (NEC) connived with armed soldiers to rig  last months’  presidential /National Assembly elections in favour of the PDP.

Governor Okorocha had at a recent function in the State claimed that the  APC would have harvested more votes than  it got in the last elections but  for the electoral  fraud perpetrated by soldiers  and some  Staff of the electoral umpire.
But  refuting the  allegation, Chief  Ihedioha while addressing newsmen in Owerri dismissed this as nothing  short of the pot calling  the kettle  black saying  “it is no secret that some of Okorocha Aides were arrested with all sorts of dangerous weapons which they had  stockpiled  for the election.  We won overwhelmingly in the elections with all the three senatorial seats firmly in our hands and eight(8) out of ten (10) seats for the Federal House of Representatives also in our hands. How can the governor  now turn around  to cry wolf about the  results of the election when he did everything  humanly  possible to cheat but  the people  rejected him”.
The PDP governorship candidate expressed shock  that the  governor had not apologized to the people  of the state for the atrocity committed by some of his officials during the election who according to him even planned to turn  the state into a battle field.
Chief Ihedioha  equally accused the governor of harassing and intimidating voters during the election and also tore INEC result sheets while the people expected security agents to take action.
Chief Ihedioha who further accused the governor of manhandling some university Professors boasted that a PDP government would response to the worthy yearnings and aspirations of the people, utilize available potentials  for massive development and also put the state on  the national grid.
He expressed optimism that the electorate would not reject the PDP at the polls, just as he congratulated the President elect-General Muhammadu  Buhari(retd) on his victory at the polls, urging him to rule with the fear  of God  devoid  of discrimination  against any part of the country.
He accused Okorocha of financial recklessness and of destroying the fabric of both the traditional and judiciary Institutions in the state, lamenting that the local government system in the state is now lying comatose as a result of malfeasance of the APC led administration.