- Senator Ike Ekweremadu says there is a plot by unnamed persons to rig him out of the upcoming National Assembly elections
- The deputy Senate president alleged that INEC result sheets for his district during the botched Presidential and National Assembly elections were missing
- Ekweremadu urged Nigerians to remain vigilant and use the opportunity of the postponed elections to make their voices louder
Senator Ike Ekweremadu, deputy president of the Senate, has alleged that there is a plot by unnamed persons to rig him out of the National Assembly elections rescheduled to take place on Saturday, February 23.
The development was made public in a statement sent to Legit.ng by Ekweremadu's special adviser on media, Uche Anichukwu on Monday evening, February 18.
The deputy Senate president alleged that INEC result sheets for the Enugu West senatorial district during the botched Presidential and National Assembly elections were missing.
Ekweremadu said he had alerted the electoral commission to the development and urged Nigerians not to despair over the postponement; but rather, make their voices louder during the rescheduled polls.
Ekweremadu, speaking at a town hall meeting in his district, said: “Some people intended the Saturday elections for evil, but all things work together for good unto those that love God, those who repose their absolute trust in Him.
“Don’t forget that some people had earlier boasted how they would overrun us by isolating the state for a staggered election. You must also have read the reports that Enugu state was one of the states that didn’t receive any materials or materials were incomplete.
“They ensured that the result sheets for the entire Enugu West senatorial district were missing or not delivered. I have lodged the complaint with the INEC authorities, but the result sheets are still missing as I speak.
“So, I urge you and indeed Nigerians to remain vigilant. Don’t despair. Don’t allow your spirits to be broken. We have come very far in this struggle and we are now at a point of no retreat, no surrender.
“Use the opportunity of the rescheduled dates to make your voices heard louder at the polls. Those who travelled to vote should, please, exercise a little more patience by staying behind or endeavouring to return this weekend to cast their votes.
"I expect every Nigerian to be where he or she will cast ballots on the rescheduled dates."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Senator Ike Ekweremadu reminded INEC and the security agencies that they would bear both the blame and praise in the conduct of the 2019 general elections, admonishing them to exhibit the highest sense of patriotism and professionalism.
Ekweremadu gave the admonition while speaking to journalists at the Enugu West Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) mega rally held in Agwu, Enugu state.
He said in part: “I believe that the INEC will be able to conduct a free and fair elections if they follow the rules. They have said that several times. But they also have to understand that, as the president would say, the world is also watching us.
“At the end of the day, it is the INEC that will be on trial. It is their chairman that will be on trial. If anything goes wrong, he will be held responsible. If it goes well, he will take all the credit."
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