UMUAHIA – Dr Ihekwaba Chukwugoziem, Returning Officer for Abia North Senatorial District in the March 28 National Assembly elections, has disassociated himself from results emanating from the election.
The returning officer said that it was discovered from the field that fake documents were used to record the results and later transferred into the original result sheets.
Chukwugoziem claimed that the attack by the hoodlums and sporadic shootings made him to become apprehensive as to which result to announce.
‘’My concern was how we will escape from the place alive,’’ he said, adding that they were later rescued by security operatives.
Chukwugoziem said that Oko had constituted a committee to review the results.
He also told reporters that he refused to sign the result document because ‘’those who were the collating officers at a point were not sure of what they were doing.”
‘“As the returning officer, it is my duty to announce the results but I have not done so,’’ he said.
The returning officer called for a re-run to be “strictly supervised by security operatives from the polling units to the collation centres.”[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]