Daily Champion (Lagos)

Nigeria: Opposition Wants Ebonyi Polls Cancelled

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In his speech, the governorship candidate of the ANPP Senator Julius Ucha described the National Assembly election as a 'show of shame' where the present government was so desperate to kill everybody in the state to win an election.

Ucha alleged that the security agents like police, especially military compromised during the election where they were used as agents, thugs to rig the election in favour of the ruling party.

The state chairman of ACN, Elder Samuel Igwe rejected the result of the elections and condemned all the irregularities that surrounded the National Assembly election in the state and called for fresh election that would be conducted under the supervision of INEC in Abuja.

The APGA senatorial candidate for central senatorial district Dr. Emmanuel Onwe, ANPP senatorial candidate for Central, Innocent Ugo Chima, ANPP senatorial candidate for South, Idu Igariwey, ANPP senatorial candidate for North, Chief Fide Nwankwo as well as APGA candidate for Afikpo North\south federal constituency, Mr. Mike Ama Nnachi all spoke in similar vein, calling on the federal government to treat Ebonyi as a special case.

Meanwhile the PDP candidate for Ezza North/Ishielu federal constituency, Nomeh similarly rejected the election the result of election in the constituency, which was won by ANPP, and called on Jega to order the conduct of a fresh poll that will be free from irregularities.

He alleged the elections in the area were characterized by irregularities ranging from snatching of ballot boxes in some major parts of the constituency, shooting of his supporters, kidnapping of the secretary of PDP in his Ezza North local government area as well as falsification of figures generated from polling units.

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