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Okigwe North Federal Constituency Rerun: EFCC Invades Election Venue, Quizzes Candidate Of PDP

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Okigwe North Federal Constituency Rerun: EFCC Invades Election Venue, Quizzes Candidate Of PDP

 

Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday invaded booth 003 Umucaram Amaraku in Isiala Mbano Council Area of Imo State over alleged voting buying.

“The anti-graft agency, in the company of combined security agencies, stormed the election venue and interrogated Hon. Obinna Onwubuariri, the candidate of PDP in the rerun election.

INEC had fixed January 25, 2020 for the rerun of Okigwe North Federal Constituency following the nullification of the election by an appeal court.

However, the EFCC said that they stormed the election venue to investigate an allegation of vote-buying against the PDP candidate.

They also attempted to arrest a police orderly attached to Onwubuariri but for the intervention of some military officials.

Onwubuariri is currently serving as the member representing Okigwe North Federal Constituency at the National Assembly under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Speaking on the development, Onwubuariri alleged that the All Progressive Congress (APC) had planned to rig the election for their candidate.

He alleged that APC leaders in Isiala Mbano led by Senator Ifeanyi Araraume influenced the results in the area.

Also reacting, an APC chieftain in Isiala Mbano, Mr Jerry Onye said there was no crisis in the area.

He said APC loyalist complied with the election rules and expressed optimism of APC candidate victory in the election.

 

Comrade Kelly Gilor is a graduate of Communication Management from Delta State university (Delsu), Abraka. He believes in Justice and Equity with Good Governance. He is an activist of the Niger Delta.

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