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My life under threat, Abia Returning Officer cries out.

Posted: Apr 3, 2015 at 3:05 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Emeka Okafor, Umuahia.

Fall out of last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly , a Returning Officer for Abia North Senatorial District, Mr Iheakweaba Chukwugoziem yesterday said his life has been under threat arising from numerous unknown  telephone calls he has received since after the election in the State.

Chukwugoziem who disclosed this while speaking with Journalists in Umuahia called for a re-run election for Abia North especially at Ohafia, Arochukwu and Ummunnochi as according to him, he has not declared result from that zone and wondered where results were emanating from.

He said  irregularities arising from the Poll did not  give the opportunity to  declare winner for the Zone, stressing further that because of his actions and positions, his life has been under threat by unknown individuals who kept calling and sent several text message to declare the result or faced assassinated.

Chukwugoziem who is an Associate Professor and Head of Computer Engineering Department Michael Okpara university of Agriculture, Umudike said for the Poll result to be conclusive, there should be need to review results from Ohafia, Arochukwu and Ummunnochi Areas respectively.

The returning officer who dismissed working in favour of any political party in the State, insisted that for election to be conclusive ,INEC should ensure the review of the affected areas that where characterized by irregularities before results could be declared in

that Zone.

Meanwhile as at the time of filing in this report, INEC in the State were seen battling in soothing out results which has been in contention among candidates of PPA, APGA and PDP.