The Labour Party (LP) has expressed commitment to support the decision of its governorship candidate in Imo State, Athan Achonu, to challenge the victory of Governor Hope Uzodimma in court.
Naija News had earlier reported that Achonu rejected the result of Saturday’s election and demanded cancellation.
Achonu while addressing newsmen said the election was fraught with irregularities, vote buying and physical assaults of party agents.
The spokesman for the party’s Campaign Organisation, Yunusa Tanko, in his reaction disclosed that they were not surprised by the outcome of the poll following the level of harassment and intimidation their supporters were subjected to.
Tanko said, “Achonu is right to reject the election results. Definitely, he will be heading to the court in line with electoral provision to seek redress. That election is nothing but a scam. You know it is something we expected may happen. It is just that we have no power over what is going on in that state.
“First, they started with intimidation of our people and also booked all the hotels. Many of our supporters who travelled to work for our candidate’s victory were denied the opportunity of having accommodation and the level of insecurity was so high.
“We therefore support any action our Imo candidate is taking, including going to court.”
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