Declare Imo North Senatorial Result Now – PDP Charges INEC



March 15, 2019

Press Statement

Declare Imo North Senatorial Result Now, PDP Charges INEC

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) charges the Chairman of the Independent
National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to direct the
immediate announcement of the already collated results of the February
23, 2019 Imo North Senatorial election, as well as March 9 rerun poll,
in which the PDP candidate, Hon. Ndubueze Patrick, is in clear lead.

party cautions that the continuous delay in announcing the final
result, after returns have been established at the polling units, wards
and Local Governments levels is already heightening tension in the

This is more so as the results have been moved to INEC
headquarters in Abuja following the harassment of INEC officials in Imo
state by agents of the losing All Progressives Congress (APC) and Action
Alliance (AA).

From the collated results in the February 23
elections, the PDP won in all the Local Governments in Imo North before
polls in two local governments; Isiala Mbano and Ehime Mbano were
cancelled and scheduled for rerun.

Already, from the results
declared, the PDP led in Okigwe, Onuimo, Obowo and Ihite/Uboma Local
Government Areas with 21, 254, ahead of APC and AA, which scored 12,756
and 12,236 respectively.

At the March 9 rerun elections, when the
AA and the APC realized that the PDP was winning, they resorted to
mutilation and alteration of results, particularly with the
collaboration of collation officers in Ehime Mbano, before the
intervention of the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), who
called for proper scrutiny of documents following protests by the

The PDP believes that the INEC had completed its
investigation on the documents and results of the rerun election, which
established our victory in that election.

The party therefore
urges Prof. Yakubu to douse the tension in Imo state by directing the
declaration of the final results and return our candidate, Ndubueze
Patrick, who has been legitimately elected by the people of Imo North to
represent them at the Senate.


Kola Ologbondiyan

National Publicity Secretary


Director, Media & Publicity

PDP Presidential Campaign Organization



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