….Ready to accept results from Orlu Zone
BY CHIDI NKWOPARA, OWERRI
The National Vice Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, says the party is ready to accept the gubernatorial results from parts of Orlu senatorial zone, “despite the obvious lapses experienced in the area”.
Metuh, who made the stand of the party known during a post-election press conference in Owerri, lamented that there is a high level conspiracy against PDP in the state.
“PDP is willing to accept and has actually accepted the results from Orlu, despite some glaring irregularities in the conduct of the poll in the area”, Metuh said.
Answering a question, the PDP National Vice Chairman called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to immediately conduct the run-off to avoid running into any constitutional bottleneck.
“The remaining areas of Ngor Okpala, Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta, where INEC said were inclusive, are PDP strongholds. INEC should please conduct the run-off elections in these areas immediately, so as not to run into any constitutional bottleneck”, Chief Metuh pleaded.
He sounded a note of warning that All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has mobilized its loyalists to cause mayhem in the state, stressing that they should remember there is a sitting government in the state.
When reminded that the INEC returning officer in Mbaitoli said he had no result to submit from the area, Metuh said PDP was not bothered by the development.
“It does not really matter if PDP lost the area. We have no problem with Mbaitoli. INEC should have accepted and released the results where polls held in Oguta, Ohaji/Egbema and Mbaitoli”, Metuh said.