Imo Rerun: PDP Condemns Police role in election manipulation
25TH JANUARY 2020
The attention of the Peoples Democratic Party, mo State Chapter, have been drawn to the activities of the Men of the Nigeria Police Force and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ,at the ongoing collation of the results in the just concluded re-run election in Orlu/Orsu/Oru East Federal Constituency in Imo State.
Information coming from the PDP agents at the Collation center for the above re-run election showed that Men of the Nigeria Police Force aided thugs who came into the INEC collation center in Orlu , intimidated our party agents , tore all the result sheets that were being collated ,(ie booth by booth) created chaos at the Collation center which gave INEC official an excuse to run away with Collation Center result sheet that would have been used to collate the elections results and eventually declare our Candidate, Hon. Jerry Alagbaoso the winner of the election.
The party agents further informed the PDP that as soon as the thugs were freely allowed to enter inside the collation center to creat chaos by the men of the Nigeria Police Force, the INEC staff at the Collation center used the opportunity to run away with the Collation center results sheet to probably go to a place where they shall stay and write fake result for the election.
Evidence from the booth by booth results in possession of all the PDP agents in booths where elections were conducted clearly showed that PDP had already won the election
The PDP Imo State Chapter therefore demand as follows:
1 .That the INEC should not allow themselves to be used to announce fake results that shall not tally with the booth by booth collated results of the election that are in the possession of PDP agents from the various polling units where elections took place
2. That the men of the Nigeria Police Force must as a matter of National duty ensure that all the hoodlums who stormed the Federal Constituency Collation Center in Orlu and tore the results sheets are arrested and prosecuted .
The Party wondered how over 40 Police men at both the entrance of the gate leading to the collation center and inside the center allowed themselves to be overpowered by thugs.
3. The PDP Imo State Chapter hereby call on INEC to see to it that the actual booth by booth result that were collated are what shall be announced , as these booth by booth results are already in possession of PDP party agents from all the polling units where these elections took place.
The PDP is aware that if the above results were collated in the right manner, our candidate Rt. Hon. Jerry Alagboso shall be returned elected.
The Nigeria Police Force should for once show the whole World that they still have some integrity left in conduct of their duties.
The PDP shall accept nothing less .
Hon. Damian Oparah,
Pub. Sec. PDP,