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Abia guber: I used to be provided cash to compromise election — INEC Returning Officer, Prof Oti

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The Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, Returning Officer for Abia State governorship election, Professor Nnenna Oti has recalled how she insisted that votes should depend in the course of the just-concluded election.

Oti, who’s the Vice Chancellor of the Federal College of Expertise, Owerri, FUTO, stated she refused to compromise the Abia governorship election regardless of being provided cash and threatened.

The Vice Chancellor disclosed this whereas addressing college students throughout her return to the college on Tuesday.

College students and employees of the establishment had given their Vice Chancellor a hero’s welcome.

In a viral video, Oti stated: “As an electoral officer, I’ve by no means in my life participated in any election however obligation got here calling.

“I made my enquires from Abuja and I stated ‘If I perish, I perish’…

“They (names withheld) got here with their threats, cash, and intimidation however I stood my floor.

“I didn’t begin as we speak. I stand right here earlier than God and Jesus Christ, I’ve by no means defrauded anybody.

“I stated underneath me, votes should depend”.

The Labour Social gathering, LP, governorship candidate in Abia State, Alex Otti defeated his opponents Okey Ahiwe of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) and Enyinnaya Nwafor of the Younger Peoples Social gathering (YPP) with 175, 467 votes to emerge the winner.