Guber poll: We welcome INEC decision to scrutinize dubious Obingwa result — Alex Otti
Dr Alex Otti, the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Abia state, has welcomed the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to review the result of Obingwa Local Government Area of the State.
The electoral umpire earlier today, suspended collation of results in Obingwa following reported incidents of thuggery and manipulations by suspected PDP rogues in the LGA.
While addressing supporters of the party in the state, the financial expert accused the Peoples Democratic Party of turning Obingwa to a terror ground.
He also pinpointed cases where the number of votes counted outnumbered the accredited voters by a great margin.
Otti said, “I addressed the press and our teeming supporters who had thronged our campaign headquarters, ready to celebrate our victory at the just concluded election.
“We received in good faith the decision by INEC to scrutinize the dubious result from Obingwa.
“Obingwa has become a terror ground, not by the making of the innocent citizens there, but because of the desperation of the PDP in Abia state who, forgetting that times have changed, resorted to their usual election rigging strategy.
“The situation saw the number of purported votes count outnumbering the accredited voters by a great margin, and recourse to violence that had our Obingwa LG agent Dr. George Chiedozie brutalized by PDP sponsored thugs. I urge our supporters and Ndi Abia to remain calm, as we await INEC to do the right thing.”