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Ngige, APC Petition INEC Over Alleged Stolen Electoral Materials

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The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over alleged stolen electoral materials meant for two constituencies.

The petition was addressed to the Resident Electoral commissioner REC in Anambra state, Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji.

Addressing reporters on Saturday, Ngige said the two constituencies were Ihiala I and Awka South I, stressing electoral materials kept in the custody of the local government chairmen were stolen.

According to him:  “So far, there are reported cases of pilfering of INEC materials at Ihiala I and Awka South I, where our party agents have reported that materials kept in custody of the Local Government Chairmen were no longer complete on the morning of the election at the RAC.

“We have petitioned the INEC through the REC, bringing his attention to that situation otherwise the elections in those two places would have been compromised ab initio”

“So we are on standby, we are waiting for the votes to be counted in many places and for elections to come in.”

On the election, the Minister said: “Anambra is not doing governorship, we are doing legislative House and it has somehow affected the turnout of voters”

“But be that as it may, it’s a very important election as it affords the Anambra people the opportunity to form one arm of the government, State Assembly which is for making state laws and which is the ambit of governance that is nearer to the people.”

However, he said Card reader was not much of a problem this time, adding INEC should look into it very seriously as majority were still rejecting peoples thumbs.

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