The Governorship Candidate of the Action Alliance, AA, Uche Nwosu, has kicked, as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared Emeka Ihedioha, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, winner of the Governorship election in the State.
Recall, that the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, polled 273,404 votes, to defeat Nwosu, who polled a total of 190,364 votes.
The Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Ifeanyi Ararume, came third with 114,676 votes, while Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress, APC, polled 96,458 votes.
However, Nwosu, who addressed Journalists, noted that INEC had earlier stated that for one to be declared winner of an election, he must have met the mandatory 25 percent spread in the votes, at least, in two-thirds of the number of Local Government Areas, where the election was held.
Nwosu said: “The Constitution is clear that for a Candidate to be declared a winner, he must have the mandatory 25 percent spread in at least two-thirds of the number of Local Government Areas in the State.
“In this instance, the Candidate of PDP did not meet the requirement, as he scored the mandatory spread in only 12, whereas it should be 18.”
Nwosu, the son-in-law of Governor Rochas Okorocha, further alleged widespread irregularity in the three Local Government Areas of Aboh Mbaise, Ahiazu, and Ezinihitte.
The former Chief of Staff added: “This result is totally unacceptable, and I am calling on INEC to declare the election inconclusive, and arrange a fresh election within seven days, as stipulated by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”