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Anambra state House of Assembly polls: We will go to court – APGA tells PDP

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THE All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has blow hot on the outcome of the result at Onitsha North 1 Constituency were they lost to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the March 9th house of assembly election in Anambra state insisting that they were robbed by the PDP Members of APGA from Onitsha North 1 matched on a peaceful protest to the headquarters of the Independent National Electorial Commission (INEC) Awka on Monday 11th demanding that the result should be canceled and that the election should be re-run.

Tony Nwaroh Candidate of APGA Onitsha North 1 Constituency who lead the protest said INEC manipulated the results.

The protested who were refused entrance to the INEC headquarters were seen holding placards with different inscriptions.

Speaking to journalist after the protest, Barister Sir Tony Ifeanya Secretary APGA Anambra state said “we got the information that Onitsha North 1 constituency are protesting against the irregularities of the March 9th election of the house of assembly in Anambra State.

“When we got the massage, the party chairman in the state Chief Norbert sent me to go and intervene on the situation.

“As a disciplined and peaceful party and people who know the law, we know that when one is not satisfied with the outcome of an election, the next step is to go to court (Tribunal) and pursue your mandate and also mitigate your anger.

“I told them the position of the party which is, in as much as we not happy loosing the sit, we also thank God that we won 24 out of the 30 seats which means we lost six constituencies. We wished to have 30/30.

Ifeanya, who adviced the party faithfuls not to take laws into their hands but follow duo process said “we will do what is needful and not go to the streets or public institutions like INEC. I am happy they listened to me. They have a petition which have been submitted to INEC and we will give our facts to our lawyer because we have enough evidence and facts to show that we were actually robed. Hopefully, we will get Justice. He concluded.

The protesters who were wearing sad faces told the APGA state secretary that on the day of the election, former governor of the state and Vice Presidential candidate of PDP His Excellency Peter Obi and some heavyweights of PDP were seen at Onitsha North 1 constituency.

The protesters said they were harassed, intimidated, some were arrested and handcuffed and that they were been spread tear gas by security men.

They said the presence of the VP candidate had a negative impact on APGA.

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