Candidates of the Labour Party, the African Democratic Party and the People’s Democratic Party have rejected the declaration of the All Progressives Congress candidate, Akarachi Amadi, as the winner of the supplementary election held in Mbaitoli/ Ikeduru federal of Imo state on Saturday.
The Returning officer for the election, Prof Boniface Okoro, had on Sunday night declared the APC candidate the winner of the election having scored the highest number of votes of 21, 372 votes with his closest rival, Uche Ogbuagu, of the Labour Party polling 18, 296 votes.
Ogbuagu, accused INEC of bypassing the Bi-Modal Voters Accreditation Machine System and allocating votes to the APC candidate.
He said “I am rejecting everything that will be done about this election that would not stem from the BVAS because today, I witnessed total deviance and bypass of the BVAS.
“Most worrisome was the way and manner the electoral officers of both Mbaitoli and Ikeduru were totally compromised and went ahead to collate results In neglect to the BVAS’, he said.
On their part, the candidates of the ADC and PDP accused INEC of compromising the poll in favour of the APC candidate and disclosed plans to challenge the outcome of the election at the Tribunal.