The Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state of providing for electoral fraud in last Saturday’s rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections by releasing excess polling units result sheets, Form EC8A.
PDP State Chairman, Gboyega Oguntuwase, alleged that the excess were more than two times the number of polling units in Ekiti State.
Oguntuwase, who spoke at a press conference at Afao Ekiti today, said Ekiti PDP is worried concerning the late withdrawal of electoral materials for House of Representatives dispatched on Friday before the postponement of the general elections by INEC as well as disparities in the materials brought by the electoral commission.
But INEC’s Ekiti State spokesperson, Taiwo Gbadegesin, who dismissed the allegations, said elections materials arrived the state and were distributed accordingly, adding that the commission had retrieved the materials since Saturday.
The PDP chairman alleged that boasts by some APC chiefs that they were in custody of the electoral materials compelled his party to raise alarm over alleged INEC refusal to comply with the directive to retrieve the materials and deposit them with the CBN. He consequently demanded that the PDP be allowed by INEC and CBN to double-check all the electoral materials, more particularly the sensitive materials.