​Ballot ​box-snatching ​’​primitive​’ — Okorocha​

Rochas Okorocha

Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has described ballot box snatching as primitive and and unbecoming.

The governor, who was speaking to journalists after voting in his home town of Ogboko in Ideato, Orlu local government​ area,​ was making reference to reported cases of ​b​allot boxe​ snatching​ in Ohaji Egbema, Uguta, Abo Mbaise and Okwelle.

“At this stage of our Democracy we shouldn’t be hearing of cases of ballot box snatching. It is primitive for people to go to polling unit and carry ballot boxes,” he said.

Mr. Okorocha said a judicial panel of enquiry should be constituted to find out the cause of persistent violence in specific areas of the state.

“I don’t know why we cannot find the root causes of persistent violence is particular parts of Imo State. This crisis are carr​ied​ out by ​a ​particular group of people that are known to everyone. I think it is high time we brought​ them to justice.”

He, however, said Saturday’s election was an improvement of the Presidential Election in the state. He commended security operatives for living up to their duty.

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“From what I heard the election has been quite peaceful. I hear the army and police are arresting those with fake uniform and guns. Like I said, it is too early to say but things have been largely peaceful,” said Mr. Okorocha.

He also said he would willingly congratulate the winner of the poll if he did not emerge victorious as long as the process is adjudged credible enough.

“Of course. Why not? It is not a big deal. But we must do it right. Violence must stop. Snatching of ballot boxes should stop.”

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