Kenneth Okonkwo, one of the spokespersons for Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in the February 25 presidential election, has claimed his party unraveled the electoral fraud perpetrated by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Nkanu East Local Government Area during the Enugu State gubernatorial election.
Okonkwo’s claim is contained in a post via his Twitter handle on Monday.
Recall that the State’s governorship election was suspended by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Monday.
INEC said the commission would review the collation of results from Nkanu East and Nsukka LGs following a series of complaints of irregularities by both parties.
However, the veteran Nollywood actor alleged the PDP committed electoral fraud with the manipulation of results from Nkanu East.
He pointed out that a total number of registered voters in Nkanu East stood at 36,976, while the number of Permanent Voters’ Cards, PVC, collected was 27,594. Whereas the PDP announced 30,560 as its candidate’s votes when the number of voters accredited by BVAS was 7,453.
He, therefore, urged the INEC to immediately declare Chijioke Edeoga as the winner, since the margin of lead by the LP’s candidate was bigger than the number of the people that were accredited to vote in Nkanu East.
He wrote, “THE PDP ELECTORAL FRAUD IN ENUGU STATE UNCOVERED IN NKANU EAST
Total Number of Registered Voters—-36,976
Total Number of PVC collected—-27,594.
Votes cast by PDP—30,560.
Number of Voters accredited by BVAS—7,453.
Going by the above, the margin of lead by Chijioke Edeoga is bigger than the number of the people that were accredited to vote in Nkanu East.
“INEC should immediately declare Chijioke Edeoga as the winner and return him elected as the next Governor of Enugu State.”