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Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by Zenanted(m): 9:56pm On Apr 12, 2015
The Peoples Democratic Party has rejected the cancellation of the governorship results in three local government areas of Abia State.

Governor Theodore Orji, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, Minister of State for Defence, Col Austin Akobundu, and some executives of the PDP in the state stormed the INEC office in Umuahia – venue of the collation exercise for the election – to demand the reversal of the decision.

The state Returning Officer and Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, had cancelled results of Isiala-Ngwa North, Osisioma and Obimgwa Local Government Areas, citing widespread electoral malpractices, violence, ballot box snatching and reports of independent foreign observers that monitored the exercise.

Announcing the cancellation, Ozumba said, “We are here to uphold the rule of law and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. By the power vested in me as the state collation and returning officer, I hereby cancel results from the following local governments; Obingwa, Isiala-Ngwa North and Osisioma.

“This is based on the evidence before me and the provisions of the constitution and Electoral Act.”

Ahamdi Nweke, the APGA agent at the collation center had argued that there were no elections in Osisioma LGA, coupled with cases of electoral violence and ballot box snatching in other places.

The PDP agent, Solomon Ogunji, while reacting to the cancellation, said it was unheard of that result of an election would be cancelled based on evidence from foreign observers and social media.

According to him, his party will not accept the decision.

Abaribe insisted that the collation exercise would not continue until the decision was reversed.

Meanwhile, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Selina Oko, left the collation center and held a closed-door meeting with the Governor, Metuh and Abaribe.

Ozumba attempted to continue with the collation exercise, but was stopped by PDP stalwart, who had flooded the venue, insisting that the exercise could not continue until their demands were met.

Ozumba was left with no option than to leave the collation center, bringing the collation exercise to a halt.

During the course of the forced break, Nweke granted a press interview, where he accused the PDP of electoral violence, malpractice and falsification of results.

Ogunji, the PDP agent, denied all the allegations made by the APGA agent, wondering why an election that had produced members of state House of Assembly would be cancelled at the governorship level.

“These results have been declared at the ward and local government levels. We cited Jega’s action during the collation of the results of presidential election that you cannot present petition during the collation exercise, especially when the results have been announced at the local governments. So, the learned professor cannot take decision based on the prayer of a single party,” he said.

Abaribe said he could not allow the Ngwa people, whom he represents at the Senate, to be disenfranchised by the action of the Returning Officer.

“Even the case of Rivers State, where a committee was set up to investigate the allegations, the result was allowed to stand,” he said.

On why they stormed the collation center, he said they only came to see the REC and had to enter the collation center since they were told that she was at the venue.

On resumption of collation, Ozumba reversed his earlier decision, citing order from above, to the delight of the PDP and it’s officials.

He, however, said those areas, where there were issues with the results, would be cancelled.

This again generated another round of arguments, especially when attempts were made to reconsider results from Osisioma LGA.



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Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by DickDastardly(m): 10:06pm On Apr 12, 2015
Hmmm......too bad the idiot politicians didnt shoot themselves angry
Love it when they do cheesy wink

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Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by ozoigbondu: 10:11pm On Apr 12, 2015
lt no go work for them Alex Otti must win.Umu aba rise and fight this day time robbery

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Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by lalasticlala(m): 10:23pm On Apr 12, 2015
It will not work for them..

They must goooooo

Let's taste another party and see..

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Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by Elslim: 10:23pm On Apr 12, 2015
Shooo
Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by Optional2(f): 10:24pm On Apr 12, 2015
Ok
Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by modath(f): 10:25pm On Apr 12, 2015
I thought PDP was good for lagos? Why not Abia?

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Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by abacrested(f): 10:26pm On Apr 12, 2015
There were no election in osisioma local government. Abayi girls secondary school was locked and voters asked to go home, same thing with imaculate heart ward and other polling uunits . Abia must experience change like other states

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Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by kahal29: 10:28pm On Apr 12, 2015
Imagine

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Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by kahal29: 10:28pm On Apr 12, 2015
Front page pls........ Help us in Abia
Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by CR77(f): 10:29pm On Apr 12, 2015
Say no 2 Orji family dem don finish Abia State


Abia State need CHANGE

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Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by Nobody: 10:29pm On Apr 12, 2015
Ok
Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by holatin(m): 10:29pm On Apr 12, 2015



citing
widespread electoral malpractices, violence, ballot box
snatching and reports of independent foreign observers
that monitored the exercise.






Why shouldn't election be canceled after the bolded ? make PDP take a map and take a trip to hell jare

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Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by Nobody: 10:29pm On Apr 12, 2015
this is crap. abaribe just lost my respect.

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Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by efilefun(m): 10:29pm On Apr 12, 2015
PDP still being slayed in the SE... APGA gan no wan gree for PDP again... chaiii PDP don fall yakata!!!! soon PDP and KOWA go dey battle for who get votes pass, the wisest thing right now is for PDP to merge with APGA but their PRIDE and EGO fit no gree dem

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Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by dipopoo(m): 10:30pm On Apr 12, 2015
wink this Clifford Orji abi wetin b him name, is a devil oo. Anyway, it's none of my business. Imagine his pple here wanted to destroy Lagos the way they destroyed Abia, but we said MBA: BABUH: RARA in Lagos. AMBO ATI DE

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Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by coldsummer: 10:31pm On Apr 12, 2015
Arrest d guy and prosecute him.

Totally unacceptable.

BTW please help my data's refused to finish.
Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by Nobody: 10:31pm On Apr 12, 2015
INEC and JONATHAN must help us.
Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by obicentlis: 10:31pm On Apr 12, 2015
I voted at Aba south , ward 4, unit 27, which has 26,28 ,29 .

During the vote counting, apga was leading with a wide margin , PDP thugs whom are well known in the area, came shooting in the air, voters n adhoc staff ran aware, they thugs made aware with the electoral materials.


From my friends, that stays at umunagabo LGA says there was no election. But pdp submitted result to inec.


Alen nwachukwu, a former Osisioma LGA chairman and PDP stalwart has about six polling unit inside his house. He writes results for PDP.


In a clear and fair elections, pdp can't get upto 20000 votes.



Obingwa lga has been the rigging spot for Abia politicians. Its d LGA where Abaribe , Ikpeazu, many ngwa politicians come from. During voters registration, the used buses to take Aba residents to go and register in the LGA due to the crowd in Aba metropolis. Now, during election, many voters will not turn out, the will write the result for their candidate.

Obingwa can never have more voters than Aba south.


No to RIGGING!!!!

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Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by Isiterere(m): 10:31pm On Apr 12, 2015
I just dey laff...


** The beauty of Democracy : Lagos has two governors; Akinwumi AMBODE wins Lagos State (APC) while Jimi Agbaje wins Lagoon state (PDP) Lagoon state has 5lg ; Imo lg,Enugu lg,Ebonyi lg,Abia lg, and Anambra lg... just 4 laff...




ALL IZZ WELL

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Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by kindnyce(m): 10:32pm On Apr 12, 2015
AS THE OPPOSITION AND REGIONAL PARTY....I SAY PDP,,,,,MAKE UNA MARRY UNA SELF

THAT NA DIA WAHALA

4ME...I DON PORT TEY TEY

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Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by Kx: 10:32pm On Apr 12, 2015
At least the high and supreme courts are there.
Lets wait and see how ochendu can muscle out self serving judgements from d judiciary under GMB presidency

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Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by seedorfg(m): 10:32pm On Apr 12, 2015
ABIA WOMAN YANCH grin
Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by slap1(m): 10:32pm On Apr 12, 2015
lalasticlala:
It will not work for them..

They must goooooo

Let's taste another party and see..
Are you from this part?

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Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by Nobody: 10:32pm On Apr 12, 2015
Thief odour orji wants to steal our mandate given to Alex Otti, Abians say no to pdp.

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Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by MyLane: 10:32pm On Apr 12, 2015
I wonder how Theodore Orji won a slot in senate. Abia state one of the worst states in S/East .

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Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by Godjone(m): 10:33pm On Apr 12, 2015
sai pdp
Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by OkikiOluwa1(m): 10:33pm On Apr 12, 2015
Trouble makers.
They v started again!
Last Bullet
Uncivilized Orubebes

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Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by Badgers14: 10:33pm On Apr 12, 2015
Na wao, election shouldn't be do or die affair.

May GOD help us.
Re: Gov T.A Orji, Metuh Force Abia Returning Officer To Reverse Cancellation by Caliph69: 10:33pm On Apr 12, 2015
modath:


I thought PDP was good for lagos? Why not Abia?


Its not about party, its about candidate.

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