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INEC is Denying Our Agents Access to Documents Needed for Tribunal While Colluding With PDP to Cover up Electoral Fraud- Rivers APC

The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives congress APC has alleged that  INEC Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner, today barred it’s state party agents  from accessing the INEC premises to photocopy result sheets for
the last elections in preparation for the party’s appearance at the tribunal. A statement released this morning by Mrs Ibim Semenitari, the Director of  Communications in the campaign Organization of Dr Dakuku Peterside alleged that “Since our agents began to visit the INEC they have been witnesses to gross misconduct and extensive electoral fraud going on in the INEC headquarters under the meticulous supervision of the Rec Geisila Khan and the head of administration Mr. Bocco”.
Mrs Semenitari  further alleged that   members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP INEC  have been given unfettered access  at the state INEC headquarters to thumb print ballot papers so as to make them correspond with the figures they have allocated to their candidates and others.
“The thumb printing and result writing is at present going on in three location at the commission” Mrs Semenitari claimed. She added that the illegality was been carried out under the supervision of  Peter Ogunte, an INEC staff at  different locations which incude:
1.    The strong room of INEC near the Administrative Secretary’s office,
2.    The store and inner store of the commission
3.    Next door to the legal officer locked with people inside.
4.    The 23 LGA offices of INEC in Rivers State
The campaign spokesperson pointed out that in accordance with the electoral law which stipulates that all results and other materials used for the elections be  made  available and accessible to all parties as soon as the elections are over to enable those who need to go to the tribunal,
as  soon as the elections were ended, the APC state party agent had written to the REC requesting for the following essential documents
1.    Voters Registers
2.    Materials Distribution forms E25A
3.    Query Log for accredited voters
4.    Result sheets for all the 23 LGA’s.

“The APC has sent several reminders to the Rivers REC Mrs. Khan. As at today 12 days after the purported elections we are yet to receive the result sheets for five local government areas, only for party agents to be denied entry” the statement added.
“The question to ask, Mrs. Khan and Mr. Bocco is what are they hiding and what other evil are they contriving?” Mrs Semenitari querried.
The statement further alleged that “since after the show of shame in Rivers State on March 28th and April 11th, the PDP and INEC in Rivers state have been re- writing the results, doctoring documents and thumb printing ballot papers in its offices as well as hotels”.
The APC in the statement  called on INEC Chairman Professor Attahiru Jega to direct Mrs. Khan to comply with the electoral law as well as the freedom of information act  and to move all sensitive material for the Rivers Elections away from Rivers State so as to prevent a subversion of the interest of Rivers’ people.