The decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission to deny the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha his certificate of return as the winner of the Imo West senatorial district has been supported by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, Elders Forum.
The Chairman of the forum, Edmund Onyebuchi, who revealed this in during a press briefing in the state capital stated that they are in full support of the decision of the electoral body.
They stated that they support this because the governor has gone against the party’s dictates to fight against corruption.
“We want to remind everyone that APC is fighting corruption and injustice and if any person goes against the dictates of the war against corruption, he is an interloper and not a member of APC.
“That is why we are in support of the action taken by INEC on the Imo west senatorial election.”
The forum also stated that the Governor elect, Emeka Ihedioha is not the winner of the election because he did not win the two-third of the local governments in the state.
He stated that the result of the governorship election in the state was manipulated in favour of Emeka Ihedioha.
He said, “The manipulation was so bad that APC could not even win a seat at the Assembly. Ihedioha knew he did not win any election. Uzodinma won the election because he is the true choice of Imo people.”
“We support the petition filed by Uzodinma at the Governorship Election Tribunal. We are going to participate actively in Uzodinma’s petition in the tribunal because if an honour is awarded where it is not merited, then, it has been denied where it is justly due.”
“We have also resolved to support and assist all candidates of APC for the Imo House of Assembly election at the tribunal.”