#ImoDecides2023: Democracy under attack, we’ll resist it, says LP candidate

Athan Achonu, governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Imo state, says democracy is under attack.


Speaking with reporters during Saturday’s election, the LP candidate said the masses will resist the attack, and called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to embark on a rerun of the poll.


He alleged that there were several infractions during the conduct of the election.


“In so many places, it is either the INEC staff refused to sign the result or refused to upload. It took the intervention of security operatives, who came here before they started uploading the results,” Achonu said.


 “The machine they said could not upload suddenly started uploading. Maybe, if I was not from this area, it would not have been possible. There are even places in Aboh Mbaise where they did not have result sheets.


“We are winning massively on the ground. They have done everything humanly possible to thwart that but we will not allow that; Imolites will not allow that.


“I hope INEC is hearing me clearly now. They should declare our results the way they are. They can’t change our results.


 “The All Progressives Congress government should be ashamed of themselves. They have lost the election and they are trying to change the result.


“In Orlu, they moved the entire electoral materials to the house of a traditional ruler. Orsu was worse; it is madness. They were doing cluster voting.


“They blocked people from coming out to vote and then brought some people with cards they hired from somewhere to vote, claiming they were the people who ran away from home.


“Democracy is under attack but we are resisting it. That is why you see all these people here so that we can have proper democracy and good governance.


 “Of course, INEC must cancel everywhere this madness occurred and order a rerun.” 

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