This is what an aide of the Governor shared on social media:
“In furtherance to the general plan to whittle the political influence of top APC Chieftains during the presidential election, about 500 eligible voters in Ogboko Ideato South of Imo State have been under arrest since yesterday while many others were arrested on their way to polling stations in the area.
The voters mostly graduates and undergraduates and adults were arrested and their PVCS confiscated to deny them their right to vote.
All attempts to free them was rebuffed by the combined team of Army led by a Captain and the Department of State Security. Speaking to the press, Gov Rochas Okorocha lamented the situation and called on voters to resist intimidation but remain law abiding.