ACN Alleges Irregularities In Ondo Poll
Irregularities and delay in the distribution of election materials during Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State. In a statement issued in Akure, the state capital by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party t called on INEC officials and security agencies to move fast to rectify the situation.
According to the ACN cases of Irregularities have been reported in many localities in the state, with the worst-hit areas being Idanre and Okitipupa. In Idanre, for example, the party said thugs on motorcycles are harassing voters and agents of the opposition.
“There are also reports of stuffed ballot boxes being moved to polling booths with the protection of Labour Party thugs. “In Owo, a state government Commissioner has been arrested by soldiers after he was found with weapons.
“The widespread insecurity has led to apprehension by voters, and there is the need for security agencies to urgently deploy additional security to the affected areas. “Many agents of the Action Congress of Nigeria whose names were forwarded to INEC were not given accreditation tags in several polling units across the state, raising fears that ACN agents may not be able to monitor the election. INEC must immediately remedy the situation.
“Though election materials have been distributed to many polling units across the states, they are yet to get to several polling units, more than one hour after the election ought to have commenced.
“Specifically, materials have not been brought to Ese Odo LG Ward 1 Unit 11, as well as Akure South Ward 8 Wofere Unit.
“Also at both Units, INEC officials have not been sighted while at the Ese Odo LG, Apoi 4, Unit 1, duplicate EC8A was presented”, Mohammed stated.
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