Ikwuano/Umuahia Decides 2023: Ikwuano/Umuahia Decides: Finally INEC Declares LP’s Obi Aguocha Winner Of Election, After REC’s Arrest
By Charity Uwakwe
There is jubilation in the entire land of Ohuhu Umuahia, as the newly appointed Resident Electoral Commission, REC, Abia State Chapter has just declared the
Labour Party candidate for Ikwuano/Umuahia North and South Federal Constituency of Abia State, High Chief Obi Aguocha, the winner of the just concluded election in the Constituency.
Obi Aguocha defeated his closest rival, Rt. Hon. Chinedum Orji, the incumbent Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly and other candidates with a very wide range and has been declared the House of Representatives Member-elect by the incorruptible Returning Officer in the State.
The renowned Ugwumabiri Umuahia emerged triumphant with 48,199 votes, hence has defeated Ikuku Oma Abia who also amassed 35,196 votes.
Earlier, Famousreporters.com gathered that Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) reportedly arrested the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abia State, Prof Ike Uzochukwu.
Naija News learnt that Uzochukwu was arrested on Sunday after he went into hiding in Hotel Royal Damgrete in Umuahia during the Presidential and National Assembly elections held in Abia State.
According to The Whistler, Uzochukwu was picked up in his hotel room after the DSS broke the door of the room following his refusal to open the door when he was asked to do so.
The INEC Director of Admin in the State was asked to take over the election process in the state following the REC’s arrest.
The source said, “He has been in hiding and not picking calls. The National chairman has tried to reach him several times but be is not picking.
“There is confusion in Abia state, so the REC went into hiding at Hotel Royal Damgrete. The DSS broke into his room after knocking on the door several times and he refused to open. The director of admin of INEC has been asked to take over.”
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