The Peoples Democratic Party in Imo state has accused the All Progressives Congress of allegedly masterminding the setting ablaze of the Independent National Electoral Commissioner’s office in Orlu, Imo state on Monday.
The PDP spokesperson in the state, Damian Opara in a statement alleged that the APC must take responsibility of the burning of the INEC’s office.
PDP alleged that the APC was known “for brigandage, arson and other vices that have caused negative commentaries on the state in the last eight years.”
The PDP accused the ruling party of allegedly setting the electoral commission’s office ablaze in order to intimidate INEC and cajole supreme court as it is ready to review the judgment which sacked Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of the state and replaced him with Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected governor of the state.
“We believe strongly that the condenmable act is a desperate act by the APC in the State and it’s agents that seek to intimidate INEC and cajole the Supreme Court as it is set to entertain the review of its judgement on the 2019 Imo Governorship election”, the statement said partly.
PDP said that the state governor has recently accused INEC officials in the south east of conniving with PDP to upturn election results.
It called on the security agencies to bring to justice those who set the INEC office on fire.
The statement said “The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Imo State chapter, has viewed with utmost concern the fire outbreak that engulfed the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC office in Orlu local government area of Imo State on Sunday, February 2nd, 2020.
“The incident is a major characteristic associated with the All Progressive Congress, APC, reputed for brigandage, arson and other vices that have caused negative commentaries on the state in the last 8years.
“This is a sharp departure from the recent past, precisely the last seven months of the PDP led administration of Hon.Emeka Ihedioha, where the welfare and security of lives and properties of citizens of the State were the hallmark.
“We believe strongly that the condenmable act is a desperate act by the APC in the State and it’s agents that seek to intimidate INEC and cajole the Supreme Court as it is set to entertain the review of its judgement on the 2019 Imo Governorship election.
“Our conviction is fueled by the recent comments credited to the Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, who accused INEC officials in the South East of conniving with the PDP to upturn election results.
“We call on the security agencies to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident and should not hesitate to bring the perpetrators to book no matter how highly placed as such attack is an attack on our democracy.”
The APC in the state had yet to react to the claim.