- Lagos state governor-elect, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been accused of using fake voter’s card
- The accusation was made by the governorship candidates of Alliance for Democracy and Labour Party, Chief Owolabi Salis and Professor Ifagbemi Awamaridi
- They also raised issues of alleged mental state and felony conviction within 10 year
The governorship candidates of Alliance for Democracy, (AD) and Labour Party (LP) during the governorship election in Lagos state, Chief Owolabi Salis and Professor Ifagbemi Awamaridi respectively have both accused the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of using fake voter’s card.
The governorship candidates who had both approached the state election petitions tribunal to challenge the victory of Sanwo-Olu at a news conference in Lagos on Sunday, May 19, urged relevant security agencies to investigate the voter card of the governor-elect.
They also want the security agencies to take action to stop the swearing in of the Lagos governorship elect if there is indication of use of fraudulent voter’s card, saying they will be alerting the tribunal of this development.
According to them, “Sanwo-Olu voter’s card number is BBBBBBBBBB295797059 said to be registered in Lagos. This voter’s card is showing invalid command on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) voters status verification system which any Nigerian can cross check it.
“We are suspecting illegal invasion of INEC registration system. Sanwo-Olu may not have register to vote but this was smuggled into the INEC system.
“For IT experts, you can smuggle in data but specific identification numbers are always very impossible; while the name is being smuggled in, the VIN identification number could not. That is our possible finding requiring the attorney general and other security agencies attention now.
“We will be urging the tribunal to pay attention to this matter too. Sanwo-Olu certified that his voter’s card BBBBBBBBBB295797059 is genuinely registered in 2011 which is showing invalid. Other matters for disqualification are alleged mental state and felony conviction within 10 years.”
Meanwhile, a group, Southwest Consensus Group (SCG), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the north to be wary of the expansionist agenda of the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The group counseled President Buhari not to give the arm twisting tactics of the former Lagos state governor a second thought, warning that the loud cry of marginalization by a section of the south-west is Tinubu's initiative.
The group further averred that the APC national leader has in reality been the one marginalizing the zone in favour of Lagos-based or bred politicians.
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