Breaking: INEC arrests collation officers in Imo state for electoral malpractices, cancels ward results

Breaking: INEC arrests collation officers in Imo state for electoral malpractices, cancels ward results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ordered the arrest of two collation officers on live TV in Imo state for electoral malpractices.

The situation occurred when some political party agents at the collation centre of INEC in Owerri, the state capital alleged that the result submitted at the governorship collation centre was different from the one with them.

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INEC arrests collation officers in Imo state for electoral malpractices. Credit: Nairaland

INEC arrests collation officers in Imo state for electoral malpractices. Credit: Nairaland
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Consequently, it was established on the spot that about 1300 votes were added to the submitted result and as a result of this, the state Returning Officer for the Imo state governorship election, Prof. Francis Otuka, ordered the arrest of the electoral officer and the returning officer in charge of Ohaji-Egbema local government area, Ezirim Kelechi and Chris Ogbuadu respectively, for falsifying the election results.

The votes are said to have been cancelled results and were added after they had issued the party agents with the duplicate copies that contained the correct result.

Thereafter, the falsified figures were subtracted from the political parties across board.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ifeanyi Okowa, has been declared as the winner of gubernatorial election in Delta state.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday, March 11, declared Okowa, who is the incumbent governor, winner of the election.

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