Labour Party in Imo State has raised the alarm that election materials have allegedly been hijacked and diverted to a private residence in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.
LP also alleged that the electoral materials meant for the Okigwe LGA had been hijacked and taken to the Okigwe LGA headquarters.
But the ruling All Progressive Congress in Imo State dismissed the LP claim.
Spokesperson for LP governorship candidate, Chibuikem, in a brief statement, said that the electoral materials were hijacked and diverted by thugs working for the ruling APC.
He alleged that the electoral materials meant for seven wards in Orlu were hijacked by the APC members and diverted to the palace of the traditional ruler of Amaifeke community, Emmanuel Okeke.
He said, “The report we are getting from the special assignment room is disturbing. In Orlu, a total of seven wards LG materials were hijacked and diverted to the Palace of Eze Imo which is also the Eze of Amaifeke.
“In Okigwe, all the election containers gathered at the stadium while election materials moved to the local government secretariat where no other agent is allowed in except APC.”
The traditional ruler has, however, debunked the allegation.
Similarly, spokesperson for the APC in the state, Cajetan Duke, said that the APC in the state was not disposed to committing electoral crimes.