Cancel South-East States elections, APGA chairman urges Jega

Posted by News Express | 13 April 2015 | 3,261 times

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National chairman of All Progressive Grand Alliance, (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh, has called on the Independent National Electoral, (INEC) Chairman, Professor Attairu Jega to cancel the governorship and State House of Assembly elections in South East for alleged snatching of election materials by people, who allegedly worked for the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).

Chief Umeh also asked INEC to prosecute its officials and PDP agents for treasonable felony for what he called electoral terrorism and for not allowing the electorate from South-East to elect their choice candidates.

“If every time there is an election the Igbo people will not be allowed to elect their leaders, why we are still here, if they want war let them have it and break up the country because we are a people that have been held down for over 48 years now, the Igbo people have never been themselves.

“You will conduct election, people will win, you have the result sheet and they will go and change it, Today, in my ward I have collected all the 18 polling booths results, APGA won in all the polling booths. Wait and listen, may be tomorrow you will hear that we lost in my ward. in the last election I won here in all the polling booths with 2084 votes, but I heard that in the result they announced I lost in my ward,” he said.

According to Chief Umeh, “today there is Governorship and House of Assembly election everywhere in Nigeria, there were reports of good elections in the North and in the South-West but in the South-East, the governorship elections are not taking place in the states they are supposed to take place   

“I will rather call on Prof. Attahiru Jega to cancel the governorship election in South-East and arraign all the INEC officials and the PDP agents and prosecute them for treason, when you do not allow people to elect their leaders you are now taking power forcefully, and it amounts to treason, what they are committing in Igbo land is treasonable felony, and God will punish all of them,” he said.

He alleged that a former governor of Anambra State was seen personally spearheading hijacking of election materials at Agulu.

He said:  “He was not doing it through proxies, he personally hijacked electoral materials on 28 of March, the same thing they did in Nri, all in Anocha Local Government Area.

“We also got reports that some people went to Ozoubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area   as early as 5am to carry the election materials and the Resident Electoral Commissioner has cancelled the election in the Local government Area, and it was done by the same PDP people.

*Adaptd from Vanguard. Photo shows Umeh

Source: News Express

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