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Doubts over holding credible poll in Ekiti

19 June 2014, 13:49

Ekiti - The Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation (KFCO) doubted the ability of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to hold credible elections in Ekiti State this weekend.  

Ahead of Saturday's Governorship election, KFCO  called on the INEC to explain the role of its officials in the thumb-printed ballot papers seized from officials of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).

In a statement by the KFCO's spokesperson, Dimeji Daniels, the group said thumb-printed ballot papers were found by agents of the Director of Security Service, (DSS) at the hotel of the Director-General of Ayo Fayose Campaign Organisation, Dipo Anisulowo.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, also confirmed the arrest during an INEC/stakeholders round-table in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday.

"The INEC has been making assurances about the integrity of Saturday's election, but recent developments where thumb-printed ballot papers and form are being ferried into Ekiti State by serving ministers and found in the residences of PDP chieftains make nonsense of INEC's assurances and shows that there are collaborators in INEC in this evil plot by the PDP to ensure that the votes of Ekiti people do not count," Daniels said.

"It also confirms our position that there is a strong presidency-hatched plot in concert with INEC to rig Saturday's election. If otherwise, INEC should explain the source of ballot papers and forms EC8A in the possession of PDP," he added.

The group called for a well-coordinated, thorough, unbiased and uncompromising investigation into the matter.

"We want to put it on record that we have totally lost confidence in the Jega-led INEC as we believe it is planning a repeat of the electoral heist it perpetrated in Anambra State," Daniels stated.

- CAJ News

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