The Peoples Democratic Party has said that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress and Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, cannot win a credible governorship election in the state.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission scheduled the Imo governorship election for November 11.
PDP declared that all electoral indicators in the state showed that Governor Uzodimma had been rejected by the people.
The opposition party National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, who stated this in Abuja on Tuesday said the APC candidate has no fighting chance before the PDP candidate, Senator Samuel Anyanwu.
Ologunagba said “The APC knows that it does not have the mandate of the people. Governor Uzodimma has no visible organic support base in any part of Imo State. He has never won any election in the State because he is detached from the people, including in his home, Orlu zone.
“The indicators are clear and the November 11, 2023 election will not be different. Governor Uzodimma will not win in any Polling Unit in a free, fair, and transparent election because Imo people have found a credible, sincere, humane, and approachable leader in Senator Anyanwu.
“That is why the APC has been resorting to violence and intimidation of innocent citizens, destruction of property, and devising various means to frustrate opposition parties in the electoral process and to compromise institutions of democracy, having realized that it cannot win in a peaceful, free and fair contest.
“But I can assure you that the people of Imo State are bigger than the APC and they are resolved to resist the APC, particularly in the coming election.”
Ologunagba who said Anyanwu enjoys the highest support restated PDP’s demand for the immediate removal of the Imo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Sylvia Agu.
The PDP publicity secretary said Agu’s removal would guarantee an impartial, free, fair, and credible governorship election in Imo State.
BREAKING: INEC Publishes Report Of 2023 General Election
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released its report on the 2023 general election.
The commission said the publication of the report is in keeping with its tradition over the last four electoral cycles and commitment to transparency.
This was made known in a statement by Sam Olumekun, the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee.
Olumekun said the Report showcases the election’s unparalleled diversity in party representation, demonstrating significant democratic progress.
According to him, the 2023 general election saw four political parties winning gubernatorial races, seven parties winning senatorial seats, eight in federal constituencies and nine in State legislatures, illustrating a broad shift in political representation across Nigeria.
He said the document has been made accessible on its website and social media platforms.
“On Thursday, 22nd February 2024, the Commission convened for its weekly meeting, where the 2023 General Election Report was reviewed and approved for publication.
It partly read: “In keeping with our tradition over the last four electoral cycles, and our commitment to transparency, we are pleased to announce the release of the official INEC report on the 2023 General Election.
“This comprehensive 526-page document, structured into 13 chapters and enhanced with 60 tables, 14 boxes and 10 graphs, offers an in-depth analysis of the election’s key processes, achievements, and challenges, alongside valuable lessons learned.
“The Report showcases the election’s unparalleled diversity in party representation, demonstrating significant democratic progress. This election saw four political parties winning gubernatorial races, seven parties winning senatorial seats, eight in federal constituencies and nine in State legislatures, illustrating a broad shift in political representation across Nigeria.
“The Report underscores the pivotal role of technological advancements, particularly the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), in enhancing electoral integrity and reducing fraud. Furthermore, it addresses public concerns about the INEC Result Viewing (IReV) portal, explaining the technical issues encountered during the upload of polling unit results for the presidential election.
JUST IN: Okpebholo Declared Winner Of Edo APC Gov’ship Primary
Senator Monday Okpebholo has been declared winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election for the September 2024 governorship election in Edo State.
Okpebholo scored 12, 433 votes to emerge winner.
Yoruba Nation: Igboho Accuses Buhari Of Attempting To Assassinate Him
Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Igboho, on Friday, said he came back to Nigeria by the power of God.
Igboho made the remark while accusing former President Muhammadu Buhari of attempting to assassinate him.
He alleged that Buhari sent the Department of State Services, DSS, and soldiers to assassinate him in his house.
Addressing his followers in Oyo State, the freedom fighter claimed that his agitation against Fulani herders killing of farmers in the Southwest was behind the move to assassinate him.
According to Igboho: “Buhari sent his soldiers and DSS to arrest me in my house because I said Yorubas are not slaves to Fulanis, they can’t suppress us in our father’s land.
“Fulanis can’t stop our fathers and mothers from going to their farms. But, I’m back with the power of God and authority not that of man.”
The freedom fighter returned to Nigeria on Thursday, ahead of his mother’s burial in the Saki area of Oyo State.
Igboho has been out of Nigeria since 2021 when he eloped to Benin Republic after he was declared wanted by the DSS.
DSS had invaded his residence in the Soka area of Oyo State but he escaped.
The secret police had declared him wanted over his agitation for Yoruba Nation and attacks on Fulani herders accused of killing farmers in the Southwest.
In Benin Republic, Igboho was arrested and remanded while attempting to travel to Germany.
However, he recently regained his freedom after two years in a Beninoise prison.
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