All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abia State has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Abia State Commissioner of Police, director of the Department of State Security, DSS, and the military authority in the state of compromise during the March 28 presidential and National Assembly elections.
Chairman of the party in the state, Donatus Nwankpa who made the party’s position known yesterday at a stakeholders meeting, said the security personnel compromised their commitment to providing a level playing field for all candidates and parties in the state, adding that the party would not accept a repeat of that in the governorship and House of Assembly elections on Saturday.
This is even as the party called for the cancellation of all the National Assembly results in the state because they did not reflect the true wishes of the people and called on the Resident Electoral Commissioner for the state to release the authentic result.
“The APC condemns the March 28 presidential and National Assembly elections in Abia State, the conspiracy of INEC and security agencies, the connivance of the ad-hoc staff who are members of PDP,” the chairman said.
He also condemned the action of the local government chairmen who turned the local government headquarters into collation centres.
Nwankpa also requested the reshuffling and overhaul of the personnel for the April 11 polls, including the presiding officers and assistant presiding officers.
He also insisted that the card reading machines be used for the next election in order to ensure the integrity of the elections.
He said the APC would do everything to resist acts of intimidation and brutalisation, as he called on the people to join in ensuring that the election was acceptable.
According to him, “The proper conduct of the next election is the responsibility of everyone, not the exclusive responsibility of APC. We will not allow another manipulation.”
He disclosed that the party was already discussing with other parties in the state for possible alliance.
Nwankpa called on Ndigbo to vote APC candidates and to support the national government of APC so as not to be in opposition with the attendant loss of political relevance.

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