The chairman of the Labour Party in Imo state, Barr. Calistus Ihejiagwa has accused members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of allegedly hijacking the electoral materials meant for four wards in the Ideato North Local government area of the state.
Ihejiagwa in a statement he personally signed and made available to LEADERSHIP said the security agents were aiding the APC members to hijack and divert the materials.
He said “Rigging is ongoing now by APC at Akokwa in Ideato North LGA at the house of an indigene of the area. They highjacked all the voting materials from the four wards in Arondizuogu clan and are voting with it there.
“They have about 10 Hilux vehicles with police, army and NSDC. They blocked the roads and are giving APC cover as they rig the election”, he said.
Further, the Labour chief said “Secondly, Governor Hope Uzodinma is moving around here in Ideato North LGA with heavy security men. Right now he is at the INEC office Urualla inside the council headquarters manipulating you INEC people.”
However, in his reaction, Cajetan Duke, APC spokesperson for Imo state denied the allegation.
According to him, there was no truth in the allegation, saying APC members were comporting themselves well.