- Allegations that governorship results were hijacked in Zamfara has been dismissed by INEC
- The commission said the sensitive materials for the forthcoming election are still with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
- According to the electoral commission, the allegation is not only wicked but malicious and mischievous
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Zamfara state has refuted the claims by some political parties that result sheets for governorship election in the state was hijacked.
Garba Galadima, the head of department of voter education and publicity said the allegation were wicked, Daily Trust reports.
Galadima said the allegation is not only malicious but false and mischievous, saying all the sensitive materials for the forthcoming governorship election are still with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
“Our attention has been drawn to a mischievous audio file recorded by one of the governorship candidates in the state that we gave result sheets for the governorship election to a particular party, what I want the people to understand is that the allegations are false.
“This is because all the sensitive materials for the election are intact at the CBN vaults. We, the INEC officials, have not even seen the materials yet," he said.
He also went on to say that the sensitive materials would only be delivered to electoral officers on on Wednesday, March 6.
Galadima added: “We will deliver these materials to them in the presence of party representatives, security operatives and journalists.
“We are calling all the governorship candidates to come and witness how these material will be delivered so as to know whether the allegations against the commission is true or not.”
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Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that INEC in Zamfara state advised aggrieved politicians to seek redress at the elections petitions tribunal.
The call was made by Galadima in a statement in Gusau on Saturday, March 2.
Galadima said the delay in the distribution of sensitive election materials in the state was caused by the late instruction and court order that the APC, which was initially removed from the ballot paper, should be included.
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