Assembly Polls: Over 40,000 ballots paper already thumb printed in Ijumu LGA, others—Kogi West PDP Alleges.

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The State Assembly election billed to hold on Saturday 9, 2019 has already been partially conducted and results collated by APC in dubious collaboration with some INEC staffs in the 7 LGAs of Kogi West.
According to Kogi west Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alleged that information have just emerged how the sole administrator of Ijumu LGA, Taofik Isah, other colleagues with political appointees in Ijumu got ballots papers that will be used on Saturday poll, and were thumb printed overnight yesterday till this morning.
“As we speak, APC in Ijumu like in Yagba West and East, Mopa- Amuro, Kabba-Bunu, Kogi and Lokoja LGA have over 40,000 already thumb printed ballots papers in their possession.
“They’ve bribed INEC ad-hoc staffs (Corps members) and have mobilized large of thugs, well equipped with different ammunition whose function is attack PDP agents, supporters and scare away voters to pave way for stuffing of ballots boxes on Saturday March 9, 2019.
“The ballots papers currently in their possession varies and depending on the local govt. Some has 25,000, 50,000, 10,000 ballot papers cross.
“More so, it will also interest the public and all election observers, civil society organization and the security agents that the original results for state Assembly election (FORM EC8A) is already in the hands of all the sole administrators from Ijumu to other six LGAs in Kogi West”, the party states.
PDP stressed that this actions of APC is in compliance with the matching order given by Kogi state governor to all political appointees in Kogi West to go ahead and win the upcoming Assembly poll either by hook or crook in Kogi West if they must retain their offices.
“Its is on this note we wish to alert the AIG zone 8, Commissioner of Police Kogi state, Kogi Commandant of Civil Defence, other security agents to be on the watch and defend our democracy, ensure the protection of voters on Saturday.
“We equally call on INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu, Resident Electoral Commissioner in charge of Kogi State to ensure a free level playing ground for all parties as PDP will never watch and allow its mandate to be carted away by desperate APC.
“We sincerely charge security agents to be impartial and display high level of professionalism as usual, in other not to allow political desperados to unleash terror on the voters and as well as sustaining the existing peace in Kogi West Senatorial District as witnessed in the last election,” PDP pleaded.




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