The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has rejected the declaration of Governor Hope Uzodinma, winner of the November 11, 2023 governorship election.
Speaking to the press, the National Vice Chairman of South East, African Democratic Congress, Chilos Godsent said the party condemns in strong terms the partisanship role of INEC and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in the shameless exercise called election conducted in Imo.
The ADC National Vice Chairman South East said, “ADC having keenly monitored the just concluded Imo State Governorship Election of Saturday 11th November 2023 which was characterized by electoral violence, banditry, snatching of Electoral Materials, intimidations and harassment of political opponents by APC supporters and thugs, ADC South East Zone hereby condemn in its totality the results of shameful exercise called Election.
“The ADC sympathizes with and condoles with all the victims of APC thuggery and rascality in Imo State on Saturday 11th November 2023.
“ADC demands in strong terms the immediate investigation and prosecution of all the Governor’s Aides and Security operatives mentioned in many of the viral videos circulating on Social Media who were accused of leading the thuggery squads that extensively militarized the Imo State Governorship Election of Saturday, November 11th, 2023, including the Police operative arrested and paraded by Community Youths in one of the polling units in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State.
“We also noted that in many polling units, INEC officials were caught with written result sheets even when accreditations and voting had not commenced in Orsu LGA, which contravenes the provisions of the Electoral Act and the 1999 Constitution.
“Given the above, the ADC condemns in strong terms the partisanship role of INEC and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in the shameless exercise called election.
“Finally, the African Democratic Congress (ADC) wishes to announce Our Rejection of the results of the 2023 Imo State Governorship Election as announced by INEC.
“We, therefore reaffirm our call on Senator Hope Uzodimma to immediately apologise to the Imo people for the militarization of the electoral process and the desecration of the Fatherland”