The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Owerri on Tuesday admitted the evidence, including the Backend Report, tendered by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Ifeanyi Araraume, through his Counsel, Awa Kalu.
APGA and Araraume are challenging the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor of the state.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the court session, Araraume expressed satisfaction over the acceptance of the INEC Back End report by the Tribunal.
He stated that “with the report tendered, all illegal registration not done electronically would be quashed”.
According to him, “we tendered all evidences ranging from voters register, declaration sheets and card reader back end report from INEC.
“Everybody that voted whether your Card Reader was partly captured and your biometrics not captured, you can vote, or both captured, but if your Card Reader was not captured, your biometrics not captured, INEC guideline says the only means of accreditation is through card reader showing total accreditation in each of the polling units.
“If you look at Aboh Mbaise for instance where Emeka returned 64,000 votes to himself but there was 22,328 total votes from everybody either void or not, how come he gave himself 64,000 votes, if you calculate the vote aportion to other people, it came to about 72,000 while the total accreditation in that local government is 22,328, that was a big fraud, so there was no election in Imo State, ditto Ahiazu Mbaise, ditto Ezinihite Mbaise”.