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Ohuhu Youths for Change (OYC), in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and security agencies to, as a matter of urgency, foil the plot by some hoodlums to rig the next governorship and House of Assembly elections in favour of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The youths alleged that the hoodlums were people who are sympathetic to the son of a former governor, in collaboration with top Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials in Abia State.
A statement by OYC, signed by the Secretary, Uchenna Ndudim, said: “The people of Ohuhu in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State have unmasked a plot by the son of a former governor of Abia State, in conjunction with a top Abia INEC staff, to shortchange the will of the people, by manipulating the House of Assembly election, in favour of the incumbent PDP member, Kelechi Onuzurike.”
Ndudim said the plot was hatched and used during the last presidential and National Assembly elections, a development that made it possible that though the Ohuhu people voted massively for president Buhari and all All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates, they discovered that most polling units had no result sheets and ward collation result sheets.
“This gave rise to the situation in which Buhari and the other APC candidates were highly shortchanged by INEC officials, who shamelessly manipulated the figures to suit the PDP candidates.
“Ohuhu people are using this medium to call on the INEC chairman to warn its staff against a repeat of this sinister plot as it will be greatly resisted by the people during the governorship and House of Assembly elections.”
OYC also called on security agencies to deploy tight security in all its five wards’ collation centres, as they would not tolerate any false security alarm, in a guise to make INEC collate its results outside the constituency’s ward collation centres.