Imo State governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) Uche Nwosu has vowed to upturn the victory of Emeka Ihedioha who was declared winner of the gubernatorial election on Monday by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), professor Francis Ezeonu.
Nwosu, who has described Ihedioha’s victory as a stolen mandate, said he is prepared for a legal battle with the governor-elect.
According to Nwosu, who addressed newsmen in Owerri on Tuesday, stated that “the result is unacceptable to me and my party. We are going to challenge the victory at the tribunal. It is a stolen mandate and I shall reclaim it. You cannot take what belongs to another person and give it to another person.”
He has also accused the REC of being partisan and instrumental to Ihedioha’s victory. Nwosu accused the REC of conniving with the opposition party to deny him of victory.
“All the ad hoc staff that worked for him are from his former institution, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, so he did not see anybody good from the federal institutions we have in Imo, except bringing them from there,” Nwosu complained.
He further alleged that the large results gotten from the three local government areas of Ahiazu Mbaise, Aboh Mbaise and Ezinihite were as a result of the use of manual accreditation rather than card readers.