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BREAKING: Imo LP gov candidate, supporters to protest at INEC today
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Thu, 23 Nov 2023   ||   Nigeria,
 

The Labour Party governorship candidate in Imo State, Athan Achonu, will today lead his supporters to protest the outcome of the just concluded poll at the national headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja.

The planned demonstration is coming two weeks after INEC declared Governor Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress winner of the election.

The APC candidate polled 540,308 votes to beat Samuel Anyanwu of the Peoples Democratic Party who scored 71,503 votes and Achonu who could only secure 64,081 votes.

However, the two opposition candidates rejected the result and declared that the election was marred by electoral irregularities.

In a terse statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, National Publicity Secretary of Labour Party, Obiora Ifoh, disclosed that the planned demonstration at INEC headquarters will begin at the party secretariat in Utako at 12 noon.

The statement read, “You are invited to cover the Labour Party protest on the outcome of the Imo Governorship election today Thursday at INEC’s headquarters. We will gather at the Utako office of the Labour Party and move together by 12 noon to INEC alongside our candidate, party leaders, and members.”

 

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