APC Presented Thousands Of Discarded Ballots In Akwa Ibom

APC Presented Thousands Of Discarded Ballots In Akwa Ibom

Umana Okon Umana, the governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), presented evidence of the election rigging in Akwa Ibom state.

At a press-conference Umana showed thousands of ballot papers that electors actually cast for his party in Ibesikpo local government area.

He accused the Independent National Electoral Commission of making the ballots inaccessible and throwing them away in a conspiracy with officials of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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The discarded ballots, which were just for the Ibesikpo local government area alone, offered a sign of the depth of electoral misconduct that characterized the polls in Bayelsa state on Saturday.

The Akwa Ibom state chairman of the APC, Dr Amadu Attai, also demanded that the resident electoral commissioner in the state, Barrister Austin Okoji, should be redeployed immediately.

The opposition party has already won in Ogun, Lagos, Kwara, Kogi, Jigawa, Ondo, Osun and is expected to extend its wide lead as results come in from more states today.

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It should be noted that Rotimi Amaechi, the Rivers state governor, said the results from Rivers must be cancelled as the PDP supposedly rigged the election by withholding result sheets.

Among other issues which marred the election process were card reader performance, late opening of polling units and security at polling centres.

Source: Legit.ng

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