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I announced Okorocha as Winner after he threatened to kill me,Says Electoral officer

I Announced Okorocha As Winner Because His Agents Threatened To Kill Me, Says Imo Returning Officer.


“I was compelled to announce the result which was inconclusive. I am a man of integrity and it is not true that the Governor slapped me, but I was held hostage by agents working for him. I was manhandled and I thank God I came back alive," he said.

Professor Innocent Ibeawuchi, Returning Officer in Imo, says he was forced to announce Rochas Okorocha as winner of the election because his life was threatened.
Ibeawuchi stated that “he feared he would be killed”, as he was held hostage for about 15 hours by people working for Okorocha, outgoing Governor of Imo State.

According to the result, Okorocha garnered 97,762 votes to emerge victorious over Jones Onyereri of the Peoples Democratic Party, who had 68,117 votes.

Addressing newsmen after the election, Ibeawuchi said: “I was compelled to announce the result which was inconclusive.

I am a man of integrity and it is not true that the Governor slapped me, but I was held hostage by agents working for him.

I was manhandled and I thank God I came back alive.”
He also claimed that the election was supposed to be declared inconclusive because of the irregularities and malpractices that took place.

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