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Elections: My life, Family In Danger, Imo Rep Raises Alarm

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A member of the House of Representatives from Imo State, Hon. Kingsley Uju last night alleged that his life and those of his family members were under threat.

Uju said the attacks happened on the eve of the Presidential/National Assembly elections last Saturday.

Addressing a press conference in Abuja, Uju who represents Ohaji-Egbema, Oguta, and Oru West federal constituency urged the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Usman Baba Alkali to came to his rescue.

The lawmaker also demanded cancellation of the election in his constituency, saying the process was full of irregularities.

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He also cautioned the Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC) to be wary of persons they recruit as adhoc staff members during its elections, alleging that many of them compromise.

‘I appeal to the Inspector General of Police to help stop the intimidation of my supporters. I also want the police to investigate who led the operations against me on Friday’, he said.

In another report, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, recorded a landslide victory in the February 25, 2023, presidential poll in Abia State by winning all 17 local governments.

The state returning officer for the presidential election, Prof. Abel Ezeorah of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Alike-Ikwo (FUNAI), declared the results at the INEC state office in Umuahia.

He said that Obi scored 327,095 votes or 86 percent of the 381,683 total votes cast, while Atiku Abubakar of the PDP got 22,676 votes to place a distant second.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of APC scored 8,914 votes to come third.

The victory of the LP presidential candidate was so overwhelming that none of his rivals could get the minimum 25 percent of votes cast in the state.

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