On Sunday, the leadership of the Labour Party, said it will support the decision of its Imo State governorship candidate Athan Achonu, to challenge the victory of Governor Hope Uzodimma in court.
It was learnt that Achonu had earlier rejected the result of Saturday’s election and demanded cancellation.
He told newsmen in his Umulomo country home in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state that the election was fraught with irregularities, vote buying and physical assaults of party agents.
Reacting, the spokesman for the party’s Campaign Organisation, Yunusa Tanko, revealed that they were not surprised by the outcome of the poll following the level of harassment and intimidation their supporters were subjected to.
Tanko said, “Achonu is right to reject the election results. Definitely, he will be heading to the court in line with electoral provision to seek redress. That election is nothing but a scam. You know it is something we expected may happen. It is just that we have no power over what is going on in that state.
“First, they started with intimidation of our people and also booked all the hotels. Many of our supporters who traveled to work for our candidate’s victory were denied the opportunity of having accommodation and the level of insecurity was so high.
“We therefore support any action our Imo candidate is taking, including going to court.”