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2023: INEC Should Have Ordered A Rerun In Enugu – LP Group

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The Labour Party Coalition for True Democracy has asserted that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should have ordered a rerun in the 18th of March governorship election in Enugu State. 

The support group explained that what played out in Adamawa State where the commission ordered a rerun was not different from that of Enugu State.

It said as of the time the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was declared the winner of the governorship election, there were about 21,156 voters with permanent voter cards (PVCs), who were yet to cast their votes.

The Spokesman for the group, Ken Asogwa, while speaking to The Eastern Updates said: ‘Recall that in the final result as declared by the INEC, the candidate of the PDP purportedly polled 160,895 votes, while the candidate of the Labour Party scored 157,552 votes. In other words, the candidate of the PDP purportedly won by 3,343 votes.

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From the above analysis, it is glaring that the above figure of 21,156 is substantial enough to affect the final outcome of the election, yet INEC curiously rushed to return a winner without conducting a supplementary election as they did in Adamawa.

‘Even as we continue to have implicit faith in the judiciary to right the wrongs perpetrated by INEC in the Enugu governorship election, we must not fail to remind the robbers that the ghost of the electoral robbery that took place in Enugu State on March 18 will continue to haunt the dramatis personae involved in the act, especially the unpatriotic elements in INEC that worked in collusion with desperate politicians to subvert the will of Enugu people.

‘There is a reason why the Enugu electorate chose to vote for Chijioke Edeoga of the Labour Party and that choice ought to have been respected by the actors involved in the Enugu governorship poll, especially the INEC.’

‘While we continue to urge our teeming supporters to continue to toe the part of peace while the judiciary intervenes to serve justice in the face of this obvious injustice, we will not fail in our duty to exhort Nigerians to be vigilant, as the enemies of state are at it again.

The Eastern Updates

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