Ben Ezechime, Enugu
The National Secretary of Labour Party, Umar Farouk, has described the House of Representatives re-run election in Igbo-Eze/Udenu Federal Constituency as a sham and called for a total cancellation of the exercise in the federal constituency.
Umar who led a Labour Party Monitoring team to polling stations involved in the bye-elections told journalists that due process had not been followed, accreditation had been compromised, result sheets hijacked, BIVAS machines disregarded and voters not allowed to exercise their rights to vote.
The National Secretary who addressed the press in company of the Labour Party House of Representatives candidate, Hon Dennis Agbo, called on INEC to immediately cancel elections in areas where illegalities have been reported.
In his own comments, Hon Dennis Agbo also called for the immediate and total cancellation of the supplementary election.
He accused the PDP of using the Local Government vigilante to intimidate Labour Party supporters.
Hon Agbo said that Labour Party members are being chased away from polling booths by the local vigilantes
He said that it was unfortunate that INEC officials are now taking instructions from PDP officials and allowing voting to take place in private houses.