The Imo State chapter of the Labour Party, LP, has rejected the plan by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to adopt cluster voting during the Saturday March 18 State House of Assembly polls in the state.

In a statement signed by the state Chairman, Festus Onyekwulisi, the party alleged that the electoral umpire had perfected plan with the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to rig the polls during the cluster election.

A cluster voting entails bringing voters from different wards to the local government headquarters affected by insecurity to exercise their franchise.

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Onyekwulisi disclosed that voters herded to such cluster voting points would be forced to vote for the APC by compromised INEC officials under the supervision of security men who had been detailed to scare away voters who would not vote for the APC.

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He vehemently rejected any plan to adopt cluster voting in any part of the state, saying that the party would resist any attempt to subvert the will of the people as witnessed during the Presidential/National Assembly polls.

The party Chairman however urged the elecotrate in the state to troop out en masse to vote their prefferred candidates during the Saturday, March 18 polls.

Recall that Orlu, Orsu, Njaba and Okigwe and Onuimo are listed as council areas adversely impacted by insecurity in the state.


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