Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
The candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, (NNPP) in the February 25, National Assembly election in Anambra State, Princess Helen Mbakwe, has rejected the outcome of the Anambra Central Senatorial District election.
Princess Mbakwe during a press briefing at the NUJ Press Center in Awka, rejected the outcome of the polls, saying that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) denied her teeming supporters the opportunity to vote.
She 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.
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 followership 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.
The Returning Officer for the Anambra Central Senatorial District Election, Professor Chuka Enuka, had declared Labour Party candidate, Senator Victor Umeh, as the winner of the election after he polled 103,608 votes, while Princess Mbakwe polled only two thousand, four hundred and sixty-five votes.