Anambra Election: Nigerian Army Denies Escorting Bus With Fake Voters

Anambra Election: Nigerian Army Denies Escorting Bus With Fake Voters

  • Report that soldiers of the Nigerian army escorted buses allegedly filled with fake voters has been described as fake
  • The Nigerian Army said nothing of such happened, adding it was aimed at discrediting the force from performing its roles
  • Brig-Gen. Mohammad Yerima, the spokesperson for the army, revealed that troops were conveying INEC staff for the election tasks

The Nigerian Army has denied a media report that it’s troops escorted buses allegedly filled with fake voters voters being moved into Anambra state.

The viral report of soldiers was described as false, aimed at discrediting the force from performing its constitutional roles, Vanguard reports.

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Nigerian army denies escorting bus with fake voters in Anambra state. Photo credit: Emmanuel Osodi
Source: UGC gathers that this clarification was made by the Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Mohammad Yerima in a statement on Thursday, November 4.

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Yerima insisted that contrary to the lies being peddled, troop’s were conveying INEC permanent and adhoc staff for the election tasks in Anambra state.

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He said:

“The Nigerian Army (NA) has noted again the desperation of conflict merchants to discredit its constitutional role of aiding civil authority to provide internal security when called upon to do so.
“The mischief makers, using the social media, shared a video alleging that soldiers were escorting buses filled with fake voters into Anambra State."

Anambra: Withdraw military - Igbo elders tell FG

In another report by The Punch, Igbo Elders Consultative Forum appealed to the federal government to immediately demilitarise the southeast to forestall any security threat to the governorship election.

Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, the chairman made the announcement during a press conference in Abuja.

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The forum also demanded the immediate release of over 5,000 youths arrested by security agencies. Ezeife stressed that the move would facilitate peace and restoration of normalcy.

Anambra election: INEC raises alarm, says there are no voters in 86 polling units previously reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that 86 out of the 5,720 polling units in the state have no voters.

As a result of this, the commission said it would not deploy personnel and materials to the polling units without voters.

This was disclosed by the chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu at a special consultative meeting with political parties in Abuja.

Trouble looms in Anambra election as many residents are reportedly planning not to vote

In a related development, the November 6 Anambra governorship election will likely see a low turnout of voters, according to SBM Intelligence, a geopolitical research firm.

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The firm arrived at this conclusion after it carried out a survey among 663 respondents from the three senatorial districts in the state.

The survey set out to check if residents will vote or not, and why. According to the report, 68 percent of the respondents said they were unlikely to vote in the upcoming election.


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