INEC declares Imo North rerun election inconclusive
Written by Morenike Adebayo on July 25, 2016
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the result of Imo North Senatorial District rerun election, conducted on Saturday inconclusive. Also declared inconclusive were the results of Oru East and Isiala Mbano State Constituencies following reported cases of shootings, which characterized the exercise in some communities in the two affected areas.
Professor Arinze Agbogu, the INEC Returning Officer for Imo North Senatorial District who announced the result on Sunday, however said Mr. Ben Uwajumogu, APC’s senatorial candidate, polled the highest, while PDP’s Athan Achonu emerge second in the already declared result. The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission of failing to conduct credible and conclusive elections under President Muhammadu Buhari. “Democracy in Nigeria is being threatened by INEC and this should call for national and international reflection,” the governor said in reaction to the alleged manipulation of the Imo North Senatorial election, which was declared inconclusive.