Saturday, 25 April 2015

IMO: How Impostors, fake thumb printing, low turn out marred Imo re-run

Saturday’s supplementary election in Imo State was marred by serious irregularities and low turnout of voters .At Oru East Local Government Area, where majority of the polling units are located, officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were arrested while thumb printing ballot papers in favour of one of the political parties. Also arrested were fake INEC officials who posed as Returning Officers at the Collation Centre.

The Edo State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mike Igini, who was among the INEC team deployed for the election, said the INEC officials were arrested at Umumma primary school Ward 10 Polling Unit 008, Polling Unit 003 and three others.“Myself accompanied by the Assistant Inspector General of Police and Commissioner Police have arrested poll officials in Oru East. They were involved in mass thumb printing and have now been taken to owerri.“Upon my suspicion, an imposter who claimed to be lNEC staff without proof, acting as a presiding officer, was arrested with my order.”
  Collation might have begun in some areas as at filing of this report.

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