Labour Party Accused of Providing a Forged Certified True Copy to INEC

Labour Party Accused of Providing a Forged Certified True Copy to INEC

The Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Labour Party (LP) and its governorship candidate, Athan Achonu, of attempting to deceive the public by presenting a forged Certified True Copy (CTC) of an Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) BVAS document. The alleged forgery was uncovered during the ongoing inspection of voting materials at the INEC office in Owerri. An APC agent, discovering the falsified document, revealed the violation of a court order granting access to inspect the CTC.

Confirming the incident, Terence Onyejiaku, the director-general of the Imo State Data Management Centre, stated that they were at the INEC headquarters to observe the inspection of election materials as ordered by the court for opposition parties challenging the governorship election results. Onyejiaku condemned the Labour Party’s attempt to use a false document and emphasized the importance of respecting the rule of law and the democratic process.

He urged the people of Imo State to unite against manipulation and deceit in politics. Onyejiaku stressed that the state had transitioned to the governance phase, and Governor Hope Uzodimma, the declared winner, deserved support. He criticized the LP’s actions as unethical and detrimental to the electoral integrity.

In response, the LP state publicity secretary, Bright Offurum, maintained that the party’s presented results were collated at the polling unit level. He insisted on having access to election materials to verify the declared results. The APC reiterated the need for political parties, especially the LP, to accept the people’s will and contribute positively to the state’s development.


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