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Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by lalasticlala(m): 11:42am On Apr 13, 2015
The governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has faulted the independent Electoral Commission for declaring the state gubernatorial election inconclusive and announcing supplementary elections in some wards across the state.

Mr. Okorocha, who spoke to journalists at the Government House in Imo State early Monday, said the supplementary election would have been unnecessary if INEC had considered the number of Permanent Voters Card distributed in the affected areas instead of the number of registered voters.
The INEC Returning Officer of the State, Ibidapo Obe, announced that the election was inconclusive because the margin (79,529) between the frontrunner, Mr. Okorocha and his contender, Emeka Ihedioha of Peoples Democratic Party, was less than the number of registered voters (144,715) in wards across the state where elections did not hold or were cancelled due to violence.
He said a new date would be announced for a supplementary election.

Though Mr. Okorocha recognised the provision of the electoral law in respect of the number of registered voters, he said INEC should have considered distribution of PVC in the affected areas instead of registered voters as only voters with PVC can vote.

“The electoral act has talked about registered voters and in the workings of that act and in the spirit of the law, you cannot not make use of number of registered voters, you have to make use of number of PVC collected.

“When you look at the number of PVC collected you find out that there is no need for this supplementary election because the number of PVC collected will be less than the 79,000 votes difference between me and the PDP candidate. But now they are basing on the number of registered voters. Number of registered voters do not cast the vote; it is the number of PVC collected that does,” he explained.
He, however, said he was ready to participate in the supplementary election and in fact went ahead to claim victory in the election.

“You can only change the date of a burial but you cannot change the burial. From the results available, the fact speaks for itself, we have won this election despite all the irregularities,” Mr. Okorocha with a contented smile.

Beaming with confidence, Mr. Okorocha said he was in fact ready for the total re-run of the election if INEC deemed it necessary and guaranteed that it would be conducted fairly. He insisted that his contender cannot defeat him in a free and fair election.

“Let me say that there is no basis for comparison when I’m told that I’m in contest with the PDP candidate and he scored some votes it is not true. I think I’m in contest with more unseen elements than the candidate himself. If this election is conducted in the way it should be conducted in a free and fair manner, my opponent would have up to 100,000 votes. Never. Not in Imo State; not at all,” he boasted.

Mr. Okorocha said he would have won the election with a landslide if his contender, abetted by men in security uniform, had not perpetrated widespread electoral fraud.

“If you look at what has happened in his areas of jurisdiction and his local government, Mbaise local government, Ahiazu, Ezinnite, Aboh Mbaise, where he gave himself almost 80,000 votes. Can you imagine in Aboh Mbaise, you have 51,000 voters when the actual PVC collected is about 60,000 and in Mbaitoli where you have over 100,000 PVC collected the total votes there is about 30,000 so that tells you the manipulation. What we saw in those areas was simply the militarisation of the entire process – snatching of ballot boxes and violence and what have you.

“But because of these manipulations and writing of results and taking result sheets and going to somebody’s house – escorted by security agencies- to write the result and come in the private car to INEC headquarters, that is why many people think there is a contest. So I’m not in contest with that gentle man, I’m in contest with the entire manipulation of the system and the election,” he said.




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Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by omaiyale: 11:46am On Apr 13, 2015
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This clearly shows the Presidential election was rigged

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Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by Sweetguy25: 11:46am On Apr 13, 2015
Okorocha is a better politician than Ihedioha. Ihedioha should concede defeat like his weak boss GEJ.

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Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by kodded(m): 11:48am On Apr 13, 2015
Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by Raiders: 11:48am On Apr 13, 2015
Sai Owelle. Congratulation to the best Igbo governor.

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Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by Mynd44: 11:53am On Apr 13, 2015
If the number of registered voters is 144,000, he leads by 79,000 votes..that's grounds for it being inconclusive

But if the number of PVCs collected is not up to 79,000, that is a victory but so as not to disenfranchise people, they must vote but he still wins

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Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by stevoski059(m): 11:55am On Apr 13, 2015
skelewu! lol

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Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by tunwumi: 11:56am On Apr 13, 2015
Bring it on

This is the only visionary Igbo leader remaining. I just love this man.

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Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by ozoigbondu: 11:57am On Apr 13, 2015
Rochas should calm down the supplementary elections will be and the good people of lmo will Judge him.

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Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by Abagworo(m): 12:02pm On Apr 13, 2015
Mynd44:
If the number of registered votes is 144,000, he leads by 79,000 votes..that's grounds for it being inconclusive
But if the number of PVCs collected is not up to 79,000, that is a victory but so as not to disenfranchise people, they must vote but he still wins

Rochas Okorocha is so popular that normal votes surpassed PDP rigging even with armed thugs, police and army. That is what you get when a Governor is for the masses. Any statistician that does analysis of the result will get clear bias. Okorocha won 21 out of 27 LGAs and PDP got over 300thousand votes by winning in only 6. Ihedioha and all those involved should be jailed for this insult to common sense.

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Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by viczing(m): 12:04pm On Apr 13, 2015
Sweetguy25:
Okorocha is a better politician than Ihedioha. Ihedioha should concede defeat like his weak boss GEJ.

it's of no use just a waste of time

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Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by truefact: 12:07pm On Apr 13, 2015
tunwumi:
Bring it on

This is the only visionary Igbo leader remaining. I just love this man.

Only visionary because he is betraying his people... Just as you lots always do.. . . Bunch of betrayals

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Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by truefact: 12:08pm On Apr 13, 2015
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Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by PassingShot(m): 12:10pm On Apr 13, 2015
Okorocha's argument is very spot on.

It is the number of PVC's collected that should be considered in arriving at a decision on whether a rerun is required in the affected LG or not.

If PVC's collected is less than the gap between him and Iheodia, there is no point in wasting resources for another election there.

Even by considering the registered voters, you do not expect a 70% turnout on election date and it is also save to say that Okorocha will get at least 50% of the votes in the LG affected since it is his stronghold area.

No how you spin this, APC's Okorocha has won this election.

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Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by Dannyset(m): 12:21pm On Apr 13, 2015
Rochas Okorocha Sak!

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Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by CR77(f): 12:22pm On Apr 13, 2015
Rigging things
Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by 2oddMASTER: 12:22pm On Apr 13, 2015
Apc!

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Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by ionsman: 12:23pm On Apr 13, 2015
Okorocha you will take over from Buhari. We from the south south are solidly behind you.....

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Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by Sweetcollins: 12:23pm On Apr 13, 2015
By fire by force

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Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by MaziOmenuko: 12:23pm On Apr 13, 2015
Why is INEC wasting tax payers money on a supplementary election that is not needed? The total number of people going to participate in this supplementary is less than 79,000, a margin Okorocha is currently winning with. WHy base their supplementary on registered voters when less than 50% of those registered voters had their PVC?

This beats logic: but ROchas should go ahead and humor them. Let them organize election for less than 79,000 people when he is leading by more than that margin: he should even encourage all his supporters to desist from voting; let PDP have all the votes from the supplementary and still lose.

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Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by Nobody: 12:24pm On Apr 13, 2015
we dey observe.
Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by kingarizona1(m): 12:24pm On Apr 13, 2015
Meanwhile at PDP secretariat along okigwe Road owerri... A large Crowd of PDP members are gathering outside, while the prominent members are holding meeting... Sirens moving up and down... Just hope and pray it won't lead to post result violence
Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by LewisO: 12:24pm On Apr 13, 2015
I was surprised as this man couldn't make it.

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Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by Nobody: 12:25pm On Apr 13, 2015
they go just begin fresh to issue voters card....lol

PDP and their depression

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Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by appini: 12:25pm On Apr 13, 2015
My people My people must go

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Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by theV0ice: 12:25pm On Apr 13, 2015
PassingShot:
Okorocha's argument is very spot on.

It is the number of PVC's collected that should be considered in arriving at a decision on whether a rerun is required in the affected LG or not.

If PVC's collected is less than the gap between him and Iheodia, there is no point in wasting resources for another election there.

Even by considering the registered voters, you do not expect a 70% turnout on election date and it is also save to say that Okorocha will get at least 50% of the votes in the LG affected since it is his stronghold area.

No how you spin this, APC's Okorocha has won this election.

remember we have magicians in PDP??

Just wait....let's see the witch doctors spin something out wink



edited: Mama Piss in business partnership with Bamanga Tukur and a host of other northerners isn't betrayal but Rochas joining APC is betrayal.

Logic 101 ala Nairaland

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Re: Okorocha Says Imo Supplementary Election Unnecessary; Claims Victory by condralbede(m): 12:25pm On Apr 13, 2015
The man with 8 months pregnancy has spoken again!!Rochas Ahmed Ibrahim okorocha,don't forget that IMO state is not kastina or Kano state.

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