APC Asks INEC To Cancel Elections In Enugu


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately cancel the entire presidential and National Assembly elections in Enugu State.

Addressing a press conference at the APC Secretariat in Enugu on Sunday, Dr Ben Nwoye, the state chairman of APC, alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) collaborated with INEC and security agencies to rig the polls.

Nwoye said the polls were marred by manifest irregularities, such as vote buying, use of fake INEC ad hoc staff, thuggery, use of fake result sheets and refusal to give copies of result sheets to APC agents.

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He further alleged that there was over shooting of results of elections against number of accredited voters in the card readers, perpetrated by PDP during the elections in Enugu State.

He said fake INEC ad-hoc staff were attached in all polling units and voting points to direct unenlightened voters to thumbprint/vote for the PDP to the exclusion of APC party agents.

“Thugs were employed in most of the polling units and voting points to intimidate and harass voters who visited to vote for the candidate of their choice.

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“Corps members posted to the various polling units and voting points received inducement from PDP to compromise their duties in the election.

“There was apparent vote buying by PDP members in almost every polling unit and voting points and this was supervised by the police in various polling units and voting points.

“Fake result sheets masterminded by INEC SPOs were used at the polling units and voting points to shut out APC and other political parties,” Nwoye said.

He said majority of the APC party agents at the polling units and voting points were denied access to copies of result sheets allegedly collated by the compromised collation officers for the presidential and National Assembly elections.

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Nwoye alleged that the Divisional Police Officers in the respective local government areas in Enugu State, aided and abetted the PDP thugs to manipulate the electoral process at majority of the polling units and voting points on February 23.

Nwoye said the results were collated at private houses before coming to INEC, even as government vehicles were used to convey electoral materials to the polling centres with INEC vehicle pass.

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