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Parties trade accusations over Oguta election violence

04 July 2013, 16:03

Abuja - The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) distanced itself from the violence that recently rocked the Oguta Constituency in the Imo State.

The violence was among of setbacks that marred the State Assembly elections the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared inconclusive.

Recently, Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha, claimed PDD sponsored thugs caused violence during last Saturday’s rerun elections.

However, speaking at the party’s headquarters in Owerri, PDP state chairman, Eze Duruiheoma, scoffed at the allegations.

"Neither the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, the senate Committee Chairman on Aviation, Senator Hope Uzodinma, nor myself ordered any of our security details to unleash mayhem in some electoral wards during the polls," Duruiheoma.

He also dismissed the governor's claims that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate, Walter Uzonwanne, won the election.

INEC this week expressed "disappointment over the culture of thuggery, intolerance and unruly conduct, which has continued to bedevil the nation's electoral process."

 - CAJ News

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