The incumbent Senator representing Abia North senatorial district, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa of PDP, has called for the cancellation of Abia North senatorial election.
The senator who made the statement through a press release from his media office, noted that there was irregularities in the just concluded Abia North senatorial election.
To this, Ohuabunwa, asked the INEC to go through the already announced results which worked against him in the favour of APC candidate, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu.
The full statement reads:
The Senator Mao Ohuabunwa Campaign Organization wishes to inform the general public that there has not been a return on the Abia North senatorial election. The true position is that results are still being collated.
Further, it has come to our knowledge that INEC operatives in their haste to arrive at a pre-determined conclusion manipulated the electoral process to the shock of all well-meaning patriots who believe in democracy. In this respect, it is tragic that INEC could conduct an election without the issuance of form EC40G, a form used to capture cancelled votes and places where there were no voting.
In the circumstances of the above, we demand that the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Abia State should direct the Returning Officer of the Abia North Senatorial Election to make the requisite declaration in accordance with the dictates of Rule 17E(e) of the guidelines for the conduct of of elections issued by INEC by cancelling the elections completely.
Ukpai Ukairo Esq.
Coordinator Senator Mao Ohuabunwa Campaign Organization.