LP Supporters Storm INEC Office In Imo

Turmoil in Imo as Labour Party Supporters Storm INEC Office Over Alleged Denial of Access to Election Materials

LP state chairman, Callistus Ihejiagwa, addressed the media during protests, expressing party grievances against the Commission’s conduct in the state.

Ihejiagwa’s wife and children are grappling with the distress of witnessing his assault and expulsion from the collation center by All Progressives Congress thugs.
Due to purported access denials to election materials, Labour Party (LP) supporters stormed to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) headquarters in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, on Monday.

The uproar began as reports surfaced regarding the purported denial of access to election records crucial to the recent governorship election in Imo State. Labour Party supporters, aggrieved by what they perceived as a hindrance to their democratic rights, decided to make their voices heard at the INEC office in Owerri.

Central to the protesters’ grievances were claims of denied access to election materials, a matter of utmost importance in ensuring the integrity of the electoral process. Accusations of obstructed access to records raise concerns about transparency and the equitable treatment of all political parties involved in the electoral contest.

The protesters, comprising LP members and supporters, expressed their displeasure vociferously outside the INEC headquarters. Chants, banners, and passionate speeches filled the air as they sought redress for what they perceived as a violation of their democratic rights. The intensity of the demonstration highlighted the deep-seated concerns regarding the fairness of the electoral process.

According to reports, the politicians voiced their displeasure over the purported denial of access to the records utilised for the November 11 governorship election.

Senator Athan Achonu, the candidate for the Labour Party in the recently held state gubernatorial election, alleged that the Commission had declined to furnish him with authenticated duplicates of the election materials.

In an apparent media address during the demonstration, LP state chairman Callistus Ihejiagwa emphasised the party’s complaints about the Commission’s actions in the state.

The LP chairman said, “INEC is frustrating us. Nine days after an official request was made by our solicitors to the State INEC office, this Commission has continued to deny our legal team access to certified true copies of documents used for the November 11 governorship election in the state as required by law.


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