Candidate for Mbaitoli/Ikeduru Federal Constituency on the platform of Labour Party, Ambassador Uche Ogbuagu has decried the injustice against the people of the federal constituency during the February 25 polls held across the nation.

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC had declared the election for Mbaitoli/Ikeduru Federal Constituency inconclusive and slated March 11 for the supplementary election in about 58 polling units where election did not hold in the federal constituency penultimate Saturday.

Ogbuagu, in a world press conference, Tuesday, accused a chieftain of All Progressives Congress in the area, Prince Charles Amadi, popularly known as Charlvon, of using thugs and armed men in various police and military uniforms to perpetrate monumental electoral heist, in a bid to foist his son, Engr Akarachi Amadi, the APC candidate, on the people of the federal constituency.

Hon. Ogbuagu, who is representing Ikeduru State Constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly, alleged that Mbaitoli/Ikeduru people including old women, young pregnant and nursing mothers were beaten up, assaulted and several bodily injuries inflicted on them by Amadi’s thugs during the last election.

He wondered why over 25 uniformed men should be attached to a civilian like Charlvon, who he said, has never held any known elective or appointive position and has no investment anywhere in the federal constituency, thereby casting doubts about his source of wealth.

The lawmaker harped on the need to investigate the genuineness of the armed men and the veracity of their posting to Charlvon on an election day to harass and intimidate voters to vote against their conscience.

He raised the alarm over plans to further unleash mayhem on innocent constituents during the supplementary elections for Mbaitoli/Ikeduru and the House of Assembly election and called on security agencies to rise to the occasion and save constituents from impending anarchy.

Whilst informing that he had petitioned the IGP, Chief of Army Staff, DG DSS to forestall a reoccurrence, Ogbuagu, at the parley, also relished his achievements as a state lawmaker and promised to do more when elected.

“In the nearly four years of my sojourn as a state lawmaker, I have opened the eyes of my people to know that a legislator can embark on developmental projects. From sinking of boreholes in several communities of the 12 wards in Ikeduru, I have rebuilt schools, markets, stadia, abattoirs, roads and donated several transformers in Ikeduru and Mbaitoli. These projects are there for anyone to verify.”

The LP candidate informed that he equally empowered so many youths by recommending them for employment, sponsored many abroad, bought buses, motorcycles, refrigerators, gas cookers and generators as part of his empowerment and business support scheme.

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