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How To Make Today’s Election Credible In S/East, By Umeh


Election day

Voters queuing to elect their leaders for the next four years

THE National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh has listed some measures that must be put in place for credible results to emerge from today’s governorship and House of Assembly elections.

Umeh, who addressed a press conference in Umuahia, Abia State in the week said unless such measures were adopted, “the rigging hurricane that blew across the South East states during the March 28 polls where INEC and PDP connived to rig and announce false results might be repeated.”

Umeh listed the measures to include withdrawing of soldiers from the field on the Polling Day, which he claimed was the case in the northern and western parts of the country during the March 28 presidential and National Assembly elections, compulsory use of the Card Reader, non-use of Ad-hoc election officers that are members of the political parties or appointed by them and barring transition council chairmen from the results collation centres or using them as Collation Officers, among others.

He also raised the alarm on the possibility of Card Readers being manipulated to fail, adding that fake APGA agents had been recruited, such that they would be identified and arrested, thereby preventing APGA from having the polling agents.

Alleging that APGA won overwhelmingly in the March 28 presidential and National Assembly elections in the entire South East states, he said “there was no place Collation Officers were found in the entire South East. Soldiers invaded the centres and carted away the voting materials. We condemn what happened in Igbo land on that day when the worst election took place in the history of the zone.”

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