The National Chairman of the All Progress Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said that the party is proposing a law that will seek to punish any electoral officer,no matter how highly placed, that declares false result of an election in the country.
Oshiomhole spoke against the backdrop of the circumstances surrounding the declaration of Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP as Governor of Imo State, which the Supreme Court subsequently upturned, returning Hope Uzodinma of the APC as the rightful winner.
Oshiomhole blamed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for recruiting the person he referred to as “a Professor of Crook’ to manipulate the election in favour of Ihedioha.
“Everybody knows that you need one quarter of the votes in at least two third local governments in a state to be declared a winner or governor, but INEC recruit a professor of crook who declared Emeka Ihedeoha of the PDP who scored one third in 12 local governments out of 27, so if the professor go free with his loot another person will try it again.
“That was the mischief that the Supreme Court corrected that they are hiring people to come and make noise. We don’t steal votes, we win votes. So I congratulate the Supreme Court for upholding the constitution of the country.”