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Sunday, 17 November 2013

Ngige Boycotts Anambra Election, Alleges Massive Irregularities

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr Chris Ngige has expressed his lack of confidence on INEC to conduct a free and fair election in Anambra State.

In a press conference held on Sunday morning in Older English Hotel, he said that indications already showed that the commission was planning to announce an APGA governor, the reason it went ahead to schedule election in 65 wards in Obosi which is his stronghold on a day of worship.

Ngige said that the entire exercise was fraudulent, going by the fact that besides the lapses in his stronghold, the PDP candidate also had issues finding his name in the register.

He told journalists that scheduling election in Obosi on a worship day was an attempt to stop the people from voting, the reason he would not participate in the election.

Ngige recalled that his party had complained about the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof Onukaogu whose elections in 2011 were upturned by the court and his patty recorded victory in rerun elections.

“Up till this date, no reply from our protest about Onukaogu was received nor was he punished in any way. It is the same man that was retained to
conduct the anambra election. As I speak with you, I weep for Nigeria. This is a promising country which this generation has sworn never to bequette anything good”, he noted.

Ngige said that based on the fact that there were issues every where in the state in the election, he was asking for a cancellation of the entire result, and that anything on the contrary, his party would toe the line of litigation.

“I do not know if Iwu’s INEC is now better than this one. This morning we sent our agents to go to the wards where the fresh elections are billed to hold, and when they got there, they found out that there were still no result sheets in the materials, yet they are bent on holding the election.

“We will not accept the charade going on in Obosi, and our party will take a stand soon about the entire election, and anything outside that, you know it will end up in the tribunal, appeal court, and Supreme Court” ,Ngige said.
Source: Daily Post

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