Ihejiagwa spoke to journalists, stating that the declared result by INEC did not accurately represent what occurred at the polling units. He alleged that INEC, along with security agents, colluded with members of the All Progressives Congress to manipulate the election. The LP chairman expressed readiness to contest the election outcome in court, but lamented that INEC staff members were deliberately employing delay tactics to frustrate the party.
He recounted an incident where he was reportedly assaulted by APC thugs in the presence of INEC and security officials when demanding the right procedures be followed. Ihejiagwa emphasized that despite his injuries, he was present to demand the certified true copy of the purportedly fake election results used to declare Hope Uzodimma the winner.
INEC’s Head of Voter Education and Logistics, Emmanuelle Opara, responded to the protest by stating that the commission had acknowledged the LP’s application for the certified true copy of the election results. Opara assured that once the results were assembled and ready, the party would be notified and given the opportunity to obtain them by paying the required fees.