Kenneth Okonkwo, spokesman for the presidential campaign council of the Labour Party, has slammed Prof Maduebisisi Iwo, the Enugu State Returning Officer, who confessed that the state’s gubernatorial election results which he announced was given to him by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja.
The Prof, who is under fire from Nigerians, had announced Peter Mbah of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the gubernatorial election in Enugu state instead of Chijioke Edeoga of the Labour Party whom many said won the poll.
Reacting to this, Kenneth Okonkwo said: “Cowards die many times before their death – Julius Caesar. Abia Returning Officer rejected to be intimidated and refused to announce rigged result, while Enugu Returning Officer confessed that he was given a figure to announce by the corrupt Abuja INEC officials and …he moomooishly announced what was given to him, and this is supposed to be a Professor and somebody’s father. God forbid!! God save our country.
“They stole our presidential mandate and now they stole our gubernatorial mandate. By the grace of God, we will recover all. I have received assurances from Chijioke Edeoga that he will reclaim his mandate. Evil will never triumph over good.
“Congratulations to the Obidients for winning Enugu State. INEC is already known as a rotten organisation worldwide with a rotten head. Their declaration is as useless as the organisation under Mahmood. In God we trust.”
Another concerned Nigerian slammed the Prof on his verified Twitter page.
Peter Mbah was declared winner of the Saturday’s Governorship Election, on Wednesday, after the results of the controversial Nkanu East Local Government Area results were collated.
Prof Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe said that Mbah polled a total of 160,895 votes to defeat the closest contender, Chijioke Edeoga of the Labour Party, who polled a total of 157,552 votes.
Prior to the announcement, the National Chairman of Labour Party, Julius Abure had raised the alarm over what he said is the intention of some criminal elements within the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in collaboration with the Peoples Democratic Party, to rig the Governorship Election in Enugu State.