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Dead people voted during last governorship poll in Imo, Okorocha’s son-in-law claims



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Embattled Uche Nwosu, the Imo State governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the March 23 gubernatorial election, has claimed that dead people voted in three local government councils in the state during the last governorship polls.

Nwosu who was granted leave by the Election Petition Tribunal to inspect the electoral materials, described the findings as shocking and unbelievable naming the three local governments where dead people voted as Aboh Mbaise, Ezinihitte and Ahiazu.

He said while addressing reporters in Owerri on Monday that forensic investigation on the ballot papers showed that hundreds of dead people were among voters and also claimed that his results were changed to favour governor-elect Ihedioha.

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Nwosu, who is son-in-law to the outgoing Governor Rochas Okorocha said: “It was shocking to discover that dead persons were among those who voted in Aboh Mbaise, Ezinihitte and Ahiazu Local Government Areas. After the election and the results were announced, I made it clear to my supporters that there was no election in Aboh Mbaise, Ahiazu and Ezinihitte. I told them that my results were changed to favour Ihedioha.

“After we got Certified True Copies of the election materials, to our greatest surprise, we discovered that hundreds of dead people voted there. We have people who came to tell us that the names of their dead relations were in the list of registered voters and they actually voted.

“We also discovered that what the Returning Officer, Prof. Francis Otunta, declared was totally different from the total number of registered voters that the Card Reader recorded, especially in those three councils. I have never seen this high level of manipulation and electoral fraud, but I have high hopes in the judiciary, and that’s why we are relying on the Tribunal to get justice.”

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