Parallel governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in Abia State, Chief Reagan Ufomba, has called on the Independent National electoral Commission, INEC, to stand on the cancellation of the result of three local government areas in the April 11 election in the state, insisting that they should be included in the rescheduled rerun.
Ufomba told newsmen in his country home, Umuogele Ntigha in Isiala Ngwa North council area that the report he got from the field on the day of election indicated that there were no elections in the three local government areas even, adding that APGA won the election landslide in all the places election held.
He said that though INEC has rescheduled a re-run in the affected areas in nine local government areas the development would not adequately redress the anomaly in the result of the three contentious local government areas.
“In Isiala Ngwa North there was massive inducement with stockfish and wrappers by PDP leaders on the election day. These actions are outlawed in the electoral guideline. We have the record which will be made available at the appropriate time,” he said.
He argued that the returning officer cannot reverse himself after the pronouncement, adding that only a higher authority like the court/tribunal could reverse it.
“In law, you cannot approbate and reprobate, once you make a pronouncement it stands,” he said.
He maintained that since the returning officer had evidence for the cancellation and made same on behalf of INEC it should be upheld by the commission.
According to him, the success of APGA is the offshoot of the structure he has built over the years, saying he has shown leadership in the party by not disturbing the factional candidate, Dr Alex Otti, even when he has fact to do so.
He thanked the people of the state for the support of the party and urged them to come out again on the dates for the rescheduled elections to vote APGA.
The APGA candidate also commended INEC for the improvement on the election, which he said was marked departure from the election of 2011.

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