Thursday, 5 May 2011

News Report: INEC Ready To Conduct Credible Election In Imo State Tomorrow; Opposition Still Suspicious

Insiders in the Port Harcourt Road office of the Imo State Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) have informed chidi opara reports that the electoral body is ready to conduct credible election in the four local government areas, namely; Oguta, Mbaitoli, Ohaji-Egbema and Ngor-Okpala tommorrow. INEC had earlier declared governorship election in the aforementioned areas "inconclusive" and consequently, scheduled a "supplementary election" for 6th May, 2011.

According to these insiders, accreditation for political party agents and election observers have been concluded. Election materials are said to have been taken delivery of, ready for distribution early tomorrow to the six hundred polling units where the "supplementary election"  would take place.

A security contact in Port Harcourt, Rivers State whispered to chidi opara reports that a contingent of Nigerian Civil Defence Commission(NCDC) operatives have been moved to Owerri earlier today from Port Harcourt.

The camp of the governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA), Chief Rochas Okorocha, who is the main opposition candidate is however, suspicious that INEC would not conduct a credible election. A well placed APGA insider confided in chidi opara reports that "our party is not comfortable with the presence of Ikoiwak Aniedi in the state." Aniedi was the Resident Electoral Commissioner(REC) in Rivers State, now deployed to Imo State. "Ikoiwak Aniedi worked against our party in Rivers State in the last governorship election", a key member of the Rochas Okorocha campaign organization told one of our network members in Owerri today.

U-Report: APGA National Chairman Negotiates Imo State Election With President Jonathan

Umeh: APGA National Chairman
By Citizen Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha.
All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Chairman, Chief Victor Umeh held a secret meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan in the early hours of today 5th May 2011 in Abuja. The topic of their discussion according to a trusted source from the Presidency is on how to trade away his party’s victory during the governorship election held on the 26th of April 2011, and the forth coming “supplementary” election on the 6th of May 2011 in four LGAs in Imo State.  Also there are fears that the APGA governorship candidate, Owelle Rochas Okorocha might be pressured from the Presidency with heavy inducement to abandon his struggle  for the governorship seat of Imo State which the people of state has already given him.
Meanwhile, Mr Ikedi Ohakim is pumping state funds in the four LGAs (Oguta, ohaji/Egbema, Ngor-Okpala and Mbaitoli) where the supplementary election would take place tomorrow. So far, an estimated N850Million of State funds have been wasted in the exercise. Ikedi Ohakim has also imposed curfew on the four LGAs. The police and the military men in Imo State are also involved in the electoral fraud going on in Imo State. Tomorrow’s election is already compromised. 
The National Chairman of INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega would leave the shores of Nigeria on Sunday 8th of May 2011. He has already recalled all his staff from Imo and has handed over all electoral matters to one Mr. Ishmael Igbani who is President Goodluck Jonathan’s right hand man.
The process will be administered by field staff from Rivers State and Ebonyi State .