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Governor Rochas Okorocha has said his son in law and candidate of the Action Alliance, AA, Uche Nwosu won Saturday’s governorship election in Imo State
“Uche Nwosu won the election landslide, if you remove the manipulation results from Mbaise, Uche Nwosu won with over 50,000 votes, if you cannot declare him a winner because you have someone already, then they should go for a rerun because you cannot change the Constitution if the Federal Republic of Nigeria because you want to favour a candidate,” he said.
He alleged that Nwosu was rigged out of victory, accusing the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof Francis Ezeonu of working in connivance with the PDP.
“The REC had acted illegally by ignoring the provision of the Constitution that makes it mandatory for a candidate to have 25 percent in 2/3 of the Local Governments in the State by announcing the PDP candidate, Emeka Ihedioha who only met the requirement in 9 Local Governments instead of 18 LGAs which is 2/3 of 27 LGAs winner.”
The Governor said the figures from the three Local Governments constituted 50 percent of the total votes got by the PDP in the State with 27 LGAs