The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State described the arrest and continued detention of Chedebre Eze, Felix Agu and other officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by Senator Hope Ozudinma’s GPC-led regime as an attempt to intimidate. And inflicting the electoral verdict to succumb to the desperate plot of the failed GPC to rig the 2023 elections in the state.
The DPP said the Inspector General of Police should intervene in the matter very quickly to warn and restrain his men who are now apparently in bed with the crippled APC government in Imo State and whose actions have become hostile to the consolidation of democracy in Nigeria.
The opposition People’s Democratic Party made this known in a statement signed by Collins Oborozor, the party’s publicity secretary, which was made available to DAILY POST on Thursday in Owerri, Imo State.
The statement read, “Our party, therefore, demands the release of all IEC officials in various detention facilities across the country and their merciless torture on the orders of the appointees and agents of the country’s notorious GPC without further delay.” .
“Our party urges the Emo people to rise to the occasion, defend democracy and defeat the anti-democratic forces that work relentlessly to keep the masses in perpetual slavery.
“For the elections to be clear, free, fair and credible, it represents an opportunity to enshrine better governance in Imo and send the unelected Senator Ozodenma and his minions out of the state. This is what the people have been earnestly longing for, and so they must now resist every plan of bullying and arrest the Electoral Commission officials. The Independent on trumped-up charges They should never allow any scheme to rig the 2023 election to see the light of day.
“What the Imo people and Nigerians in general should note is that the insolence and vicious attempts by the tense regime led by Ozudinma in Imo to desecrate and undermine all democratic institutions have continued to increase. If this ugly trend is left unchecked, Nigerian democracy may soon be slashed out by the machinations of this Council. Anti-People Military in Imo State.
“The Imo PDP alleges that Senator Hope Uzodinma or his anarchist government has absolutely no right to arrest, detain or conduct any trial in Magistrates Court of any employee of INEC, a federal institution, for any official misconduct by INEC up to this moment. He said unknown to her.
For the avoidance of doubt, the National Independent Electoral Commission has not accused any of its employees or employees of leaking a confidential document to the public. Instead, the commission publicly stated that it had revealed the identities of its own staff who colluded with GPC agents to commit the notorious tampering and compromise of the voter register that saw tens of thousands of fake and exotic names imported into IEC voters. record, which Nigerians have come to describe as Omuma Magic.
“It is therefore shocking that while the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) is taking steps to clean up the registry and punish those involved in fraud, the APC system in Imo State is struggling hard to lock up and courageously crush those suspected of exposing fraud. This is absolutely outrageous. !
“What the Imo PDP finds so puzzling is that the police in the state have relinquished their mandate to protect life and property and protect civil liberties, and have allowed themselves to become the executive organ of the APC’s oppressive governance in the state.
“Our party considers it most abhorrent for the police to succumb completely to the whims and whims of the Imo regime and to arbitrarily arrest and indefinitely detain officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission who have not committed any legally recognized crime.”
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