The Imo state Labour Party gubernatorial candidate, Athan Achonu, Thursday planned with his supporters to protest the outcome of the November 11, governorship polls at the national headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Abuja.
Achonu said the activity was to demonstrate their disapproval to the re-election of the incumbent Governor, Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Allnews.ng reports that the APC candidate polled 540,308 votes to beat Samuel Anyanwu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 71,503 votes and Achonu who could only secure 64,081 votes.
In a tersed statement issued in Abuja by the party's National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, said the planned demonstration at INEC headquarters would begin at the party secretariat in Utako at 12 noon.
Part of the statement reads, “You are invited to cover the Labour Party protest on the outcome of the Imo Governorship election today Thursday at INEC’s headquarters. We will gather at the Utako office of the Labour Party and move together by 12 noon to INEC alongside our candidate, party leaders, and members.”