By Felix Ogbonna
Abia State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has called for the cancellation of the governorship election in the state over alleged irregularities.
The party insisted that what took place in the state could not be described as an election, but a rigging contest between the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, counterpart.
Addressing a press conference in Aba, State Publicity Secretary of the party, Benedict Godson, alleged that the entire electoral process in Abia State was a charade and should be cancelled, while a fresh election should be held after a total over-haul of the Independent National Electoral Election, INEC, and security personnel in the state.
The party said: “It is common knowledge that both PDP and APGA were involved in rigging competition, that if it is in a civilized society, the entire election would have been cancelled because it lacked credibility, transparency and fair- play.
‘’This remains our stand; the only solution to the Abia electoral debacle is that INEC should produce the authentic results as shown in the records of the smart card reader machines which show that APC won the governorship election and majority seats in the House of Assembly.”
The party insisted that it was nonsensical for the PDP or APGA to claim victory since neither of them obeyed the rules of the election.
While commending the security agencies for arresting INEC staff who wanted to take away electoral materials, it called for thorough investigations to unmask the real actors behind the dastardly act to make them face the full wrath of the law.