…I received call from Abuja to delay result announcement, says Imo West returning officer
By Chris Onuoha
The Election returning officer in Orlu, Imo state has been fingered to be a part of an intended manipulation in the collation of election results in Orlu Senatorial zone, to discredit the success of Rochas Okoroacha and entire electoral process.
It was revealed by an observer that the election officer received a call from Abuja earlier during the exercise telling him to delay the announcement of APC candidate, Rochas Okorocha who was allegedly leading in most units as winner of the Orlu Zone Senatorial District.
According to reports, the electoral officer in charge of Orlu Zone Senatorial district was to disappear to Owerri with election result papers so as to manipulate the results in favour of the People Democratic Party Candidate.
It was also revealed that the eventual disappearance and framed kidnap was an orchestrated plan to accuse the All Progressive Congress Candidate for masterminding the operations, so as to establish a platform for arguments which may lead to the discrediting or cancellation of the elections in Orlu Senatorial zone.
The election observer also revealed that the plot was aimed at manipulating the elections because all indications had already proved that the PDP candidate was loosing, so they resorted to all manner of unscrupulous engagements to make the elections look incredible.
Unfortunately, the plot was unsuccessful and a post evaluation of voters participation have also explicitly shown that their interest was in the All Progressive Congress Candidate, Governor Rochas Okoroacha.