You can’t get away with a ‘stolen mandate’, Abia PDP tells Orji Uzor Kalu
Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) who was declared winner of the Abia North senatorial district election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been told that he cannot get away with a ‘stolen mandate.
The challenge was made on Friday by the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia North Senatorial District during a solidarity visit to the incumbent Senator, Chief Mao Ohuabunwa.
During the visit, the party members pledged their unflinching support in Ohuabunwa’s bid to recover his “stolen mandate with Abia North Zonal Chairman of PDP, Hon Matthew Ibe declaring that the PDP will stop at nothing until “the people’s mandate given to our candidate but forcefully stolen by APC is returned “.
Hon. Ibe also expressed shock that INEC issued certificate of return to Kalu “even when he was never returned nor declared the winner of the Abia North senatorial contest by the Returning officer”.
“This is the height of impunity and rascality for a man who was never returned in an election to be issued with the certificate of return.
Kalu only scored the highest number of votes by fraudulentlyballocating figures to himself but still at that, the 10,000 votesnmargin of win remains a far cry from the over 38,000 total number of canceled votes.
“It is only a question of time and our candidate’s stolen mandate will be restored“, he said.