Some youths in Imo State 500 have protested against the alleged plot by Governor Hope Uzodinma and agents to compromise the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
The election is holding in November, with Uzodinma seeking reelection as the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The protesters, in the address signed by their spokesman, Emeka Iwuagwu accused Uzodinma and APC of scheming to have access to peoples’ PVCs, adding that such moves were aimed at compromising the BVAS machines ahead of the poll.
“We reject Uzodinma’s plot to rig the November election through the harvest of PVC to compromise BVAS,” a spokesman for the Concerned Imo Indigenes said.
“We are tired of election rigging, killings, thuggery and kidnappings in Imo. Uzodinma should sit up and address insecurity instead of being desperate to retain power.”
According to the group, Uzodinma and his APC administration have failed the people of the state in the areas of security, economy and infrastructure, appealing to security agencies to investigate them.
The group regretted that instead of Uzodinma working towards restoring security in the state, he was busy collecting people’s PVCs with a view to front-loading votes into the BVAS machines.
Source : Guardian