Sam Anyanwu, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November governorship poll in Imo state, has vowed to recover what he describes as his “stolen mandate” through legal means.
At a press briefing yesterday, Anyanwu described the declaration of Hope Uzodinma of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as a “rape of democracy”.
He insisted that the election was marred by “all manner of electoral malpractices, thuggery, ballot box snatching and massive thump printing of ballot papers.”
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He blamed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the irregularities that characterised the election, and accused the electoral body of conniving with APC to rob him of his victory.
He accused INEC of awarding overreaching votes in favour of the All Progressive Congress Party, APC.