NNPP Rejects Anambra Central Senatorial Election Outcome Over Alleged Poor Printing Of Party Logo On Ballot Paper…

Written by on March 7, 2023

The candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, (NNPP) in the February twenty-fifth National Assembly elections for Anambra Central Senatorial District, Princess Helen Mbakwe has rejected the outcome of the election, saying that the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) denied her teeming supporters the opportunity to vote.

Princess Mbakwe who rejected the outcome of the polls during a press briefing at the NUJ Press Center in Awka, alleged that the logo of her political party was poorly printed on the ballot paper which according to her made it difficult for her supporters to identify and cast their votes for her.

The Returning Officer for the Anambra Central Senatorial District Election, Professor Chuka Enuka had declared the candidate of the Labour Party, Senator Victor Umeh the winner of the election after he polled one hundred and three thousand, six hundred and eight votes, while Princess Mbakwe polled only two thousand, four hundred and sixty-five.

Princess Mbakwe explained that the logo of her party was blurred which confused her supporters who resorted to voting for other parties. She added that in some areas where she has strong followers like Idemili North and South, late arrival and non-arrival of INEC officials disenfranchised many people who could have voted for her and insisted that denying her party presence on the ballot paper is enough to cancel the outcome of the exercise, as the party was well prepared for the election.

The NNPP candidate noted that she is still very ready to serve her people because she believes strongly in the principles of rule of law, equity, equality, fairness and justice.

She however, congratulated Senator Umeh for emerging victorious in the election and other candidates for their spirit of brotherliness throughout the campaign process and during the election until a winner was announced and expressed her love and appreciation to all those that voted for her.

Reader's opinions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Current track