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Youth rejects Ihedioha's election in Imo

12 December 2014, 20:27

Abuja - A Youth organisation rejected the announcement of announcement of Emeka Ihedioha as the winner of a People's Democratic Party (PDP)governorship primaries in Imo State.

The Youths Against Human Rights Violation And Corrupt Practices (YAHVCP) discrepancies marred the process.
"According to a World Bank estimate, over $400 billion have been looted by capitalist politicians and their contractor allies from the nation's wealth in the past four decades. There is no doubt that if these looted resources are made available and judiciously used, the economy and the living standard of the people will not be as deplorable as they are at the moment," the group said in a statement signed by one Kenneth Uwadi.

Also read: Yobe youth cast doubt into PDP's fortunes

"It is therefore imperative for every right thinking and change seeking Nigerian to vote for a total and merciless war against corruption in all ramifications. In this regard, the deceptive announcement of Emeka Ihedioha as the winner of PDP governorship primaries in Imo State in an election that the total number of votes cast is greater than the total number of accredited voters constitutes a pointed signal that the Imo PDP is not prepared to give Imolites the needed change in governance."

The group said total number of votes cast was 1 017, total number of void votes were 11 while the total number of valid votes was 1 006. The votes obtained or scored by all aspirants excluding Ihedioha was 681.

"Now 1,006 Valid Votes minus 681 Votes scored by others Aspirants will give you a balance of 325 Votes not greater than 346 Votes Scored by Araraume. Why was Emeka Ihedioha declared winner of the primaries? Where are the extra 21 votes coming from?" asked Uwadi.

He said by openly rigging the Imo PDP governorship primaries, Ihedioha had shown the masses he was a "cheat and a corrupt man, a man not to be trusted with leadership of Imo State."

"Imo will not move from frying pan to fire. A party that wants to rescue Imo from the hands of the current marauders in Government House Owerri will show example by allowing delegates decide the flag bearer through a free and fair voting process not to criminally rig the election. We have not been fighting for a change in government in Imo State for us to hand over governance to cheats and fraudulent persons," said Uwadi.




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