By Toby Prince
Imo State governorship candidate of Action Alliance (AA) in March election, Uche Nwosu, has alleged that the dead were among voters who cast their ballots for the governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, in three local government areas.
Nwosu listed the three LGAs as Aboh Mbaise, Ezinihitte Mbaise and Ahiazu Mbaise.
Nwosu made this allegation on Sunday, saying that it was the result seen after forensic investigation carried out on the ballot papers.
He said: “It was shocking to discover that dead persons were among those that voted for the PDP candidate, Emeka Ihedioha in Aboh Mbaise, Ezinihitte and Ahiazu local government areas, where he got unimaginable figures.
“After the election and the results announced, I made it clear to my supporters that there was no election in Aboh Mbaise, Ahiazu and Ezinihitte. I told them that my results were changed in favour of Ihedioha.
“After we got certified true copies of the election materials, to our greatest surprise, we discovered that hundreds of dead people voted for Ihedioha. We have people who came to tell us that the names of their relations that died long ago were in the list of registered voters and they actually voted.
“We also discovered to our utmost dismay that what the Returning Officer, Prof. Francis Otunta, declared was totally different from the total number of registered voters that the card reader recorded, especially in those three local government areas.
“I have never seen this high level of manipulation and electoral fraud, but I have high hopes in the judiciary and that’s why we are relying on the tribunal to get justice.”
He challenged anyone to “check the results of the local government areas where I won.”