The Labour Party and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State have rejected the results of the state House of Assembly election held in the state on Saturday, March 18, after the All Progressives Congress (APC) won 26 seats out of the 27 seats in the Imo State House of Assembly. The state governor, Hope Uzodinma is of the APC.
The Returning officer for the election declared that APC won 26 seats so far. The only result from Ahiazu Mbaise is yet to be declared as the election in the area was declared inconclusive.
The Labour Party and the peoples Democratic Party in the state have both described the election as a sham and have rejected the results.
The displeased party members accused INEC officials of colluding with security operatives in the state as well as the ruling APC to manipulate the results of the election in favour of the party.
Reacting to the allegation, the APC in the state described the outcome of the election as the true wishes of the Imo people and the result of the commitment and developmental contributions of the ruling party led by Governor Hope Uzodimma to the welfare and well-being of Imo citizens.
The APC described allegations by the Labour Party and the PDP as untrue, saying they are bad losers whose claims of winning the election are a figment of their imagination.