The Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] Resident Electoral Commissioner [REC] has damned police intervention and declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] in the just-concluded supplementary election held on Saturday in Orlu/Orsu/ Oru East Federal Constituency in Imo State, Mr. Jerry Alagbaoso, winner of the election.
ElombahNews reported earlier that the Commissioner of Police in the State mobilized police officers, thugs and miscreants to INEC office to stop from concluding the collation process .
The effort was after attempt to use courts to stop the process failed.
The announcement of the results of the election had been stopped three days ago after thugs invaded the collation centre in Orlu and tore the result sheets.
However, following the directive from INEC headquarters, the Resident Electoral Commissioner [REC] continued the collation of the remaining four units and announced the winner.
The REC was heard shouting at them, saying, “My friend, can you allow me to do my job?”
It was gathered that one of the parties had obtained a court order stopping further announcement, which the police had probably gone to enforce.
The collation process went on amidst high tension until the winner was announced.