The All Progressives Congress (APC) Candidate for Aba Federal Constituency, Mr Promise Iheasimuo, has rejected the result of the Feb. 25 National Assembly election in the constituency.
Iheasimuo announced the rejection on Friday in Aba during a press conference.
According to the candidate, APC was omitted on the ballot paper for the election, making the result unacceptable.
He called for the cancellation of the result, saying that the omission made it impossible for his supporters and APC members to vote for him.
Iheasimuo, a former Leader of Aba South LGA Legislative Council, called for rescheduling of the election.
“We were wrongly excluded from the ballot paper, and we were not found on the election result sheet.
“We made an official report to INEC, security agencies and even the press before the election, but INEC ignored us.
“The commission went ahead to declare the Labour Party candidate the winner of the election whereas another party, duly registered for the election, was omitted for no good reason.
“I passed through due process. I bought a form, passed through screening, submitted my form and was made my party’s candidate by the law,” he said.
The candidate said that he secured an order of a Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia to compel INEC to capture his name.
“My party did the same thing by urging INEC to publish my name, yet INEC omitted my name,” Iheasimuo said.
He said that INEC told him that it had printed the ballot paper before he got the order to shift the election date to accommodate him.
Iheasimuo said that INEC had no reason to omit a party registered duly for an election.
“The order was served on INEC on the 20th of February and INEC acknowledged receipt.
“Even if it came a day before the election, INEC should accommodate me.
“I am a candidate, and INEC should put my party’s name and logo there and allow our supporters to make their choice.
“I am calling for cancellation of the Aba Federal Constituency election and urging INEC to give a new date for the election,” he said.(Nan)