The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) Spokesperson and House of Representatives member for Ideato North and South Federal Constituency, Ikenga Ugochinyere, has led the opposition federal parliamentarians in rejecting the results of the Imo governorship election.
The opposition legislator argued that INEC should have declared Senator Samuel Anyanwu the winner on Monday at a news conference in Abuja. This was because the PDP candidate received the most legal votes, even after accounting for overvoting and areas where no poll was held or accreditation was completed.
Along with thirty other federal lawmakers, Ugochinyere denounced the APC, security services, and INEC for their roles.
The opposition MPs demand that the main players be prohibited from entering the country with a visa from the US, UK, France, Canada, and other democratic nations.
They maintained that because there was no accreditation, the results from Okigwe, Oru West, Onuimo, Orsu, Oguta, Ohaji, Nwangele, Orlu, Ideato South, Ideato North, and Obowo were fictitious.
They claimed that individuals with accreditation rates of less than 5% had voter turnout rates of 80%, etc. leader
The MPs further asserted that, if the election results from these and other various places were recalculated using accreditation statistics, the PDP would have received the greatest number of legitimate accredited votes.
They urged INEC to use the Electoral Act’s provision on review of fraudulent declaration, recalculate, and announce the PDP as the winner to save the courts and the people of Imo the suffering and exhaustion of protracted legal disputes.
In addition, they maintained that among other things, the Imo State gubernatorial election was tainted by willful manipulation and the failure to use the BVAS machine to intimidate accreditation.
“The results of the BVAS machine accreditation, which showed very low turnout and results showing high turnout, already provide evidence of massive overvoting.”