NATIONAL leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the All Progressives Congress, APC-led government in Imo State of manipulating the outcome of the Imo North senatorial re- run election that took place on Saturday, July 23. The party in a statement on Thursday by its spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said the result announced by the INEC Returning Officer in the state before declaring it inconclusive was false and unfounded. “We had earlier warned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Imo State to remain an unbiased umpire and maintain neutrality in all elections in Nigeria; but we were taken aback by the result announced by the returning officer in Imo State which was completely false compared to the polling unit -by-polling unit collation done by our party agents and certified by INEC officials during the re-run election,” Adeyeye said. He added that the party had written the INEC chairman and presented certified true copies of the undeclared unit- by-unit results as collated during the polls, insisting that what INEC declared was untrue and did not reflect the true position of the outcome of the election. “We wish to call on the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to immediately address the injustice done to our party and our candidate, Mr. Athan Achonu, and declare him winner of the Imo North re-run election with available results as certified by INEC collation centers at various levels in Imo,” he said.