Muritala Yakubu Ajaka, the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has alleged that members of staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were camped by Governor Yahaya Bello to pre-fill election results in favour of Ahmed Ododo — the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate.
Speaking to the press after casting his vote at Okotonwa open space, polling unit 005, ward 002, Idah LGA, Ajaka said from reports he is getting, “it is clear that I am the one that has the majority.”
“The report I am getting from the central, Okene, Okehi, and Adavi is that the original result sheet is missing and that they are somewhere compiling the result when an election has not even started,” he said, corroborating the statement of his aide.
“I have forwarded the evidence to the headquarters to know and the returning officers concerned.
“All the election officers in Adavi, Okene and Okehi have compromised. They are trying to dent the image of INEC and I’m urging INEC chairman to take charge immediately,” he added.
The SDP candidate’s comments follow similar claims made by the Peoples Democratic Party flag bearer, Dino Melaye, and some civil society organisations.
The INEC had reacted to the allegations, saying the alleged development was being investigated.