Presidential /NASS polls: Okorocha lied –Ihedioha

Deputy Speaker of the House of Represen­tatives and governorship candi­date of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Imo State, Chief Emeka Iheidoha, has dismissed as, “baseless and laughable”, allega­tion by the All Progres­sives Congress (APC) that officials of the In­dependent National Electoral Commission (NEC) connived with armed soldiers to rig last month’s presiden­tial /National Assembly elections in favour of the PDP, describing the Imo State governor, as a drowning man whose time is up.

Governor Okorocha had at a recent function claimed that the APC would have harvested more votes than it got in the last elections but for the electoral fraud per­petrated by soldiers and some staff of the electoral umpire.

Reacting to the allega­tion of massive rigging by Governor Okorocha, Hon Ihedioha, while addressing newsmen in Owerri said: “It is no se­cret that some of Okoro­cha’s aides were arrested for stockpiling cards a day to the election. We won overwhelmingly in the elections with all the three senatorial seats firmly in our hands and eight out of 10 seats for the Federal House of Rep­resentatives also in our hands. How can the gov­ernor now turn round to cry wolf about the results of the election when he did everything humanly possible to cheat but the people rejected him”.

The PDP governor­ship candidate expressed shock that the governor had not apologised to the people of the state for the atrocity committed by some of his officials during the election, who according to him even planned to turn the state into a battle field.

He equally accused Okorocha of harassing and intimidating voters during the election and also tore INEC result sheets, while the people expected secu­rity agents to take action.

Ihedioha expressed op­timism that PDP would win at the polls, just as he congratulated the Presi­dent elect, General Mu­hammadu Buhari(retd) on his victory at the polls, urging him to rule with the fear of God, devoid of discrimination against any part of the country.

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