Imo State Government give reasons why PDP and LP were defeated in the Governorship Elections..




The Imo State Government has blamed the electoral loss of the Labour Party and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded governorship elections on the internal wranglings that plagued both parties.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and incumbent, Hope Uzodimma, was declared the winner of the November 11 governorship poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday.

The APC candidate polled 540, 308 votes to defeat his closest rivals, PDP’s Samuel Anyanwu, who scored 71,503 votes and LP’s Athan Achonu, who got 64,081. 

The State Commissioner for Information, Declan Emelumba, reveal this while speaking on Channels Television’s program Sunrise daily on Monday, said the opposition parties were not prepared for the governorship poll.

He said  that he was surprised both parties were able to secure some votes despite the internal wranglings.

“Before this election, any discerning observer would have seen that virtually the whole of Imo State emptied in APC. The APC is the only party where there was no faction, no defection, no problem,” he said.
“Every other party that contested this election, had internal crisis, internal problems, a lot of mass defections. So there was no way they could have won. There was no way they could have even performed better than they did.
“I am even surprised they managed to gather the votes they gathered because they were not prepared for the election. They did not campaign, people were leaving them.” he said.