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During the Press briefing held by the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega Friday, announcing the date for the Anambra Governorship supplementary elections – Jega did ask the aggrieved parties to provide evidence to warrant the cancellation of the process- Trust the national Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Lai Mohammed to respond accordingly..
In a statement issued Sunday, Lai Mohammed said the party has provided “weighty, compelling and substantial” evidence to warrant the cancellation of the Nov. 16 governorship election in Anambra.
Though Jega had said there was no evidence to warrant the cancellation of the elections, APC maintains that what took place on Nov.16 is a parody of election.
“There is no evidence that can be more substantial than the fact that INEC, in conducting the election, failed to comply with the provisions of the Electoral Act”.
Mohammed said what other evidence can be more compelling than the INEC Chairman’s admission of compromise by a top official of the commission?
The Publicity secretary argued that Jega’s unforced admission that a senior official of the commission had been financially induced to compromise the election in Idemili North Local Government Area with more than 173,000 registered voters, was a big reason for the the exercise to have been cancelled.
Idemili North, Mohammed said was the stronghold of the APC candidate, Sen. Chris Ngige as the party’s candidate during the 2011 senatorial election, scored more than 80 per cent of all the votes cast in the area.
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