The governorship candidate of the Action Alliance, AA, Uche Nwosu has demanded that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should declare the governorship election in the Imo State inconclusive.
INEC had declared Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP winner of the governorship election in the State.
The former Deputy Speaker of the House of Reps defeated Nwosu, who polled a total of 190,364 with 273,404.
The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Ifeanyi Ararume came third with 114, 676 while Hope Uzondima of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 96,458.
INEC Returning Officer for the state and Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Umundike, Abia State, Francis Atunta, put the total votes at 2,221,008 and the total accredited voters as 823,743.
25,130 votes were cancelled across the state with total valid votes as 714,355 while the total votes cast is 739,485.
However, Nwosu, speaking with Journalists, kicked against the result, demanding that INEC arrange a fresh election.
Nwosu, who is the incumbent governor’s son-in-law, also alleged that there was widespread irregularity in the three local government areas of Aboh Mbaise, Ahiazu, and Ezinihitte.
He said: “This result is totally unacceptable and I’m calling on INEC to declare the election inconclusive and arrange a fresh election within seven days as stipulated by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“The constitution is clear that for a candidate to be declared a winner, he must have the mandatory 25 percent spread in at least two-thirds of the number of local government areas in the state.
“In this instance, the candidate of PDP did not meet the requirement as he scored the mandatory spread in only 12, whereas it should be 18.”