The Labour Party (LP) candidate in the recently concluded gubernatorial election in Imo State, Sen Athan Achonu, yesterday expressed confidence he will get justice in court.
Achonu said he has utmost confidence in the judiciary to do justice and right the wrongs done to the people of Imo State, during the November 11, 2023 gubernatorial election.
Speaking to journalists at his residence in Abuja yesterday, Achonu lambasted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for denying the party and its lawyers access to records contained in the BVAS despite a subsisting court order.
“I believe there are still judges in our judiciary who are still upright. My prayer is to come across one of them in my case.
“There was no coalition at the ward level during the election, there was cluster voting in Osu; a government official took truck loads of thugs to vote.
“Bayelsa State with 8 local government areas took three days to collate the results of the elections held there, Imo State with 27 local governments collated its results within two hours. This is what Nigeria has become.
“INEC has refused to allow us to inspect the BVAS. President Bola Tinubu was in the streets protesting for justice during the June 12 (1993) crisis, he can’t allow this to happen.
“I understand that he and the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma are members of the same party but justice and fairness should not be about party.
“INEC is collapsing under the current chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, if he is no longer in charge he should come out and tell Nigerians that his officers are no longer obeying his instructions.
“My appeal to President Tinubu is that please, don’t let us descend into chaos, halt this decline,” he said.