The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it has no issues with the result of the National Assembly polls in Abia North Senatorial District.
The Public Relations Officer of the commission in Umuahia, the Abia capital, Mr Bamidele Oyetunji, stated this in an interview with newsmen on Friday.
The PRO explained that the commission only had problem with the results of the National Assembly polls in Abia South Senatorial District, which declaration was still being awaited.
He made this clarification following the agitation by Senator Mao Ohuabunwa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the declaration of Chief Orji Kalu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, as the winner of the election in Abia North.
Kalu had polled 31,201 votes to win the election while Ohuabunwa and Chief David Onuoha, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, scored 20,801 votes and 11,410 votes, to come second and third respectively.
But Ohuabunwa had alleged in a statement issued in Umuahia that the Returning Officer for the election, Dr Charles Anumudu, did not declare anybody winner of the poll, claiming that results in some areas were cancelled, and urged INEC to order for a rerun in the areas, where the election was cancelled.
But Oyetunji said that “the commission has no problem with the result of the polls in Abia North,” while the Head, Voter Education and Publicity Unit of the commission, Mr Achibie Chigozie, said that Ohuabunwa knew where to direct his grievances.