APC chair, Oyegun, writes Jega; wants Imo election officials replaced

John Odigie Oyegun, APC National Chairman

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, has written the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, urging the replacement of electoral officials in Imo State ahead of rescheduled governorship elections in parts of the state Saturday.

Mr. Oyegun said the APC may not take part in the election if the commission retains the current INEC team, which he said was “compromised”.

In a letter sent Monday, Mr. Oyegun said the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Imo State was desperate to manipulate the election by attempting to order new vote in areas where results had already been declared, all in an effort to help the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, win.

“Our position is based on the fact that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Imo State erroneously and perhaps mischievously included areas where elections took place and results were collated, announced, declared and results sheets (Forms EC8A) issued to party agents, including agents of the PDP who signed the results sheets,” the APC said.

The election on April 11 was declared inconclusive by the Returning Officer, Ibidapo Obe, because the margin (79,529) between the frontrunner, APC’s Rochas Okorocha and his contender, Emeka Ihedioha of Peoples Democratic Party, was less than the number of registered voters (144,715) in wards where elections did not hold or were cancelled.

Mr. Okorocha had said the supplementary poll was unnecessary as INEC should have considered the number of Permanent Voter Cards in the affected areas, instead of registered voters.

“When you look at the number of PVC collected you find out that there is no need for this supplementary election because the number of PVC collected will be less than the 79,000 votes difference between me and the PDP candidate,” he said. “But now they are basing on the number of registered voters. Number of registered voters do not cast the vote; it is the number of PVC collected that does.”

The APC accused the Imo State electoral officials of complicity in what happened in Mbaise area of the state, where results declared were higher than the number of permanent cards collected.

The chairman of the party, Mr. Oyegun, said when the APC agent complained, the Resident Electoral Commissioner and the State Returning Officer merely directed the local government Returning Officer to revise the figures downwards.

Mr. Oyegun said INEC officials also connived with the military in Mbaise Local Government Area and some other areas to cart away election materials, with which fictitious results were later written and admitted.

“In the light of the foregoing, we of All Progressives Congress (APC) have lost faith in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials in Imo State in their management of elections and hereby call on the chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, to send a new Election Management Team to supervise and conduct the re-scheduled supplementary Imo gubernatorial elections,” the party said.


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  • burning spear

    The Apes in APC has started their Fulani ati Yoruba OWAMBE dance—AGAIN———We warned Nigerians to be careful of Buhari—because a leopard can hardly change his skin————they thought we were joking——————–Yesterday Premium Times carried a front page story on Orubube–that the Neo Imperialist in the USA led by Obama————–who installed Buhari via the corrupt hands of Jega–wanted him hanged by neck until he is prnounced dead–The same way the colonialist urged Abacha–to hang Ken Sarowiwa—-and murdered Gaddafi—The satanic-activities of the Apes in APC cannot even be compared to ISIS in Iraq————What was the sin of Ijaw man Orubebe–(-pls told us)——Simple—Orubebe wrote a petition on the high level of rigging that took place in the Fulani North–by the Apes in APC–who imported thosands of under-aged kids from Mali–Chad —-Niger Republic and Togo–to help rig Buhari into power——They were all issued with PVCs by INEC—-and used in rigging the entire elections in the Fulani North—Jega as directed and controlled by the USA ambassador to Nigeria–James Entwistle who honored Jega with an Award from Obama hours after announcing Buhari as the choice of the USA——-ignored all the pleas by Orubebe to investigate how the APES in APC managed to rig themselves into power–in d North—-

    • burning spear

      Jega a Fulani like Buhari ignored Orubebe———–Instead aligned with the imperialist to rob Jonathan of his hard earned victory at the polls—–by ignoring Orubebe—–Bu went on as expected to set up a panel—to investigate the elections that took place in Rivers—For Orubebe—Jega would never have accepted the figures from rivers state—-Now the Apes in APC have through their surrogates in Edo state——–led by Field Marshal Oyegun—are shamelessly calling for the removal of the REC–in Imo state because Nigeria is owned by the CIA and the Apes in APC–abi——–? I have said it severally here–that if the Objs don’t control their CIA led party–APC-their evil acts will soon lead to the break of up Nigeria——–Nigeria through the hands of the Apes in APC is like a ticking time bomb—-From Ekiti to Rivers—–Imo Ibai just name it————The war is on————-If this is what the ideal for democracy stands for in the watery eyes of the APes then separation is the only option left for us—–Buhari has without even being sworn in–has decided————to use my oil revenue———–to search for oil in the Chad Basin–was that what the USA installed him for?

  • enitan

    APC the gangster only accept polls that favours it. Don’t forget, Imo state is Igbo heartland, like what Ibadan or Kaduna is to Yorubas in the South West or north west and north east. Okorocha abused the magnanimity of igbo ppl by moving to APC wif igbo mandate. This is the time the Igbo determine to burry a man who messes around with their mandate, therefore, conduct elections fifty times in Imo state, Okorocha will never win even if he contest it with a sheep. Should APC insist on playing with the overwhelming political awareness of the ppl of Eastern Nigeria, then, whatever comes out of it, APC shouldn’t say I did not warn them.

    • favourtalk

      Be sleeping

    • tundemash

      Cl0wn …… define igbo mandate !
      A cowward using a fake name to cause dis-affection. Omo ale ti o ni oriki !

  • favourtalk

    No election should be snatched in Imo state this time at around again.
    Change is a must and nobody should tamper with the will of the people.
    Okorocha is well loved in Imo state and national power should respect that

    • burning spear

      Yes this is the change u imposed on us-animals———ISLAMIZATION OF NIGERIA IS MY AMBITION – Sen. Sani Yerima

      Senator Sani Yerima, has reminded Nigerians that his political ambition is to Islamize Nigeria. Under the new administration, Yerima has been tipped for the Senate Majority Leader and for sure will use his new position to actualise his long time wishes of ensuring that Nigeria is Islamized.

      • tundemash

        Good, u know u are an ANIMAL !

  • sammyctu ode

    All you three guys who made the below comments are deranged people who do not want progress for Nigeria. I know you guys are igbos who got jonathan’s money and pocketed it to buy houses and cars. It is time for the igbos to change their arcade thinking, align with other zones to move Nigeria forward. After GMB’s eight years rule, we will all vote massively for Okorocha of APC who will deliver the igbos from money penury slavery when he becomes the first real Igbo president of Nigeria.

    • burning spear

      ISLAMIZATION OF NIGERIA IS MY AMBITION – Sen. Sani Yerima

      Senator Sani Yerima, has reminded Nigerians that his political ambition is to Islamize Nigeria. Under the new administration, Yerima has been tipped for the Senate Majority Leader and for sure will use his new position to actualise his long time wishes of ensuring that Nigeria is Islamized.–Monkey u want the progress of Nigeria –is this what the USA imposed Buhari on us for–u must be living in a fools paradise

  • burning spear

    ISLAMIZATION OF NIGERIA IS MY AMBITION – Sen. Sani Yerima

    Senator Sani Yerima, has reminded Nigerians that his political ambition is to Islamize Nigeria. Under the new administration, Yerima has been tipped for the Senate Majority Leader and for sure will use his new position to actualise his long time wishes of ensuring that Nigeria is Islamized.

    • Lemmuel Odjay

      How? Is he in a Supreme Military Council acting as the military head of state? We will shoot his lopsided idea down as we did OBJ’s 3rd Term bid. Just keep your cool, Spear.

      • mustapha Shehu

        But before that, has he actually said that.No I have my doubt. But in politics anything is possible.

      • burning spear

        were u able to shoot down sharia law- when Yerima introduced it-in Zamfara a state-?’ Is sharia law not being practiced in the 19 states of the fulani north–where boko haram operates from?-did yr brother Obj not describe it as political sharia then—? Objs third term was destroyed by the same Fulanis the Yorubas are working with now—that is why the yorubas are slaving for their fulani masters—

        • tundemash

          Or PDP Chairman Muazu introduced it in Bauchi state ?

        • Lemmuel Odjay

          Technically, you have a point there. I wasn’t in the country when Yerima was running riots about Sharia law, but I remember having written in response to an article about him at the time. Sharia to many northerners is just a makeover. What transpires within the closed confines of the house during the fasting season, for example, is better left unsaid. Sharia is like an albatross round the necks of many who still prefer their bottle of Gulder. True Muslims are never provoked into dragging people before sharia courts, that I know. So if you really want to give some of them enough rope with which to hang themselves, I suggest you give them the Sharia Law. But I thought each party to the case has an option to choose between a sharia court or the regular one. That was the standard in the North in the beginning. I’d ask around…

          • B.Messi

            I believe the main challenge with the Sharia issue lies in the fact that certain rights and privileges of Non-Muslims are currently being restricted by the law.

            I also believe THE WORLD will be a better place if certain APC fanatics can learn from your civility.

          • Lemmuel Odjay

            Now I know where you’re coming from. My loyalty is neither to PDP or APC. My loyalty is to this great country and her equally great citizens. We shall meet again in the trenches after May the 29, 2015 to size up the APC. Join me and be prepared to encourage them when they are on course with good governance. Sharpen your tongue and be prepared to criticise them should they be found wanting. Meanwhile, I suggest you advise those PDPeans to stop crossing carpets. At the rate they are jumping ship, we might not find a credible replacement, should APC buckle under the weight of the pressure that is to come. In the absence of credible opposition, the rot continues. That is the reason why PDP should go back to the classroom NOW. True politicians stay with their party in thick or thin. It is the only way of developing a sound political structure for any nation’s politics. I believe the PDP would emerge again after say, 8 years in opposition, sober, cured of its penchant for dipping fingers in the nation’s pouch, cured of impunity, loaded with good programmes for the development of Nigeria and willing to SERVE and not be served. On your part, I charge you to never again go to sleep after an election as our fathers did. If we want those good things people abroad take for granted, we must peel our eyes open every day and night, ensuring that our politicians and those in government get it right each step of the way. That is the way it is done abroad. We should encourage our representatives at the NASS to make good laws that empower and focus on Nigerians only. They should be discussing us re how to add quality to our lives, whenever they meet to deliberate. Always keep an eye on the president, the minister, that governor and his commissioner just in case he or she slips. Cultivate the habit of complaining and insisting that things should be done right if, for example, you are not served properly even at a shop. Ask to see a manager or supervisor and check in again just to be sure changes have been effected. If not, broadcast the details in the media to protect others from passing through your experience. Create time to encourage them whenever they excel. If you only observe things and keep quiet, no change would ever happen. Get the phone number of your representative, you are likely to know them or their family. Think up good ideas that might be beneficial to your people and ask if they could table them for discussion at the house. Stop making them feel or look like your masters with those “baba o”, “ranka dade” and “dike” grovelling. They are your representatives, nothing more. Should they go dangerously wrong in representing your interests, be active and join a petition at your local level and have them recalled for re-briefing. Use the news media as an effective tool for change as some of us have done since the mid-90s. Then slowly, you’d see the like of a sophisticated society as well as a strong economy evolve before your eyes. It is not magic, if you participate. Try not to be partisan – it blinds one, and make the overall good of Nigeria your goal. Is that too much to ask of you? Aluta…

        • Ade

          19 northern states? 12 northern states control by hausa/fulani.

        • SBA

          What is your noise about Sharia? Is Sharia not the same as customary law that you have in Southern Nigeria? You are divisive person. Please also note that we voted for Mr. Buhari on March 28 not because he is from the North but because we believe he is got what it takes to salvage the situation, your candidate Mr. Jonathan put us. People like you don’t belong to this clime

  • burning spear

    In tune with the hate and threat speech by Oba of Lagos, Oba Akiolu, a son of a monarch in Ijeshaland, Dr Abraham Ariyo, has called for immediate elimination of Ndi Igbo in Nigeria.

    Dr Ariyo, an American Based Cardiologist took to his Facebook to express his planned Xenophobia against the Igbos.

    He said that the victory of the Buhari will change the attitude of Nigerians about the Igbos, “All is about to Change soon. You see How they (Igbos of Nigeria) are being slaughtered in South Africa, that is what is going to happen to them in Lagos”. “because they will continue to provoke the natives, wherever they go until the natives will say enough is enough”.

    Ariyo who cals for genocide against Igbos went further to say that, “Do you know that last week, Igbos were demanding from Buhari to select an Igbo man as FCT Minister, This is because Igbos claim that they won 70% of the businesses in Abuja”.
    “Why are they not going to be slaughtered in Abuja, when they keep insulting Abuja natives and want to take over.”. God Might have put a curse on them”.

    He praised the Fashola Government for deporting Igbos. ” We will continue to bus them to Onitsha, otherwise we look for war with them”.

    These Xenophobia by the Oba of Lagos and now the Son of a monarch in Ijeshaland must not be treated as an isolated case, there must be a secret forum where an attack on Igbos and their properties must have been discussed and concluded, before these people through the act of God, revealed it.

    SEND YOUR PETITION TO HIS USA EMPLOYERS NOW.
    His office address is
    Heart Masters Inc
    3535 W Wheatland Rd
    Dallas, TX
    (972)223-0550
    (903)887-9990.

  • Investigator

    Word of Advice to APC Chairman on Buhari:

    “A person who has reasonable grounds to believe that ANY information given by a
    (presidential) candidate in his affidavit or document – submitted to the Electoral Commission –
    is false, may file a suit at the High court against such candidate seeking a declaration that
    the information is false. If the court determines the information is FALSE, the court SHALL
    issue an order dis-qualifying the candidate from contesting the election.”

    ………………………Section 31 Electoral Act of Nigeria

    • No Comment

      • ” WAEC cannot provide the certified true copies of Muhammed Buhari
      who attended school in Katsina Provincial Secondary School, Katsina,
      in Nigeria. The above records CANNOT be found in the archives of the
      Records and Aptitude Test Department (WAEC Headquarters), Ghana”.

      ……………………….WAEC HEADQUARTERS

      (January 28th, 2015)

      • i dey hear

        • A person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President
        if he has presented a forged certificate to the Independent National
        Electoral Commission.

        …….§137 (j) 1999 Constitution of Nigeria

  • burning spear

    In tune with the hate and threat speech by Oba of Lagos, Oba Akiolu, a son of a monarch in Ijeshaland, Dr Abraham Ariyo, has called for immediate elimination of Ndi Igbo in Nigeria.

    Dr Ariyo, an American Based Cardiologist took to his Facebook to express his planned Xenophobia against the Igbos.

    He said that the victory of the Buhari will change the attitude of Nigerians about the Igbos, “All is about to Change soon. You see How they (Igbos of Nigeria) are being slaughtered in South Africa, that is what is going to happen to them in Lagos”. “because they will continue to provoke the natives, wherever they go until the natives will say enough is enough”.

    Ariyo who cals for genocide against Igbos went further to say that, “Do you know that last week, Igbos were demanding from Buhari to select an Igbo man as FCT Minister, This is because Igbos claim that they won 70% of the businesses in Abuja”.
    “Why are they not going to be slaughtered in Abuja, when they keep insulting Abuja natives and want to take over.”. God Might have put a curse on them”.

    He praised the Fashola Government for deporting Igbos. ” We will continue to bus them to Onitsha, otherwise we look for war with them”.

    These Xenophobia by the Oba of Lagos and now the Son of a monarch in Ijeshaland must not be treated as an isolated case, there must be a secret forum where an attack on Igbos and their properties must have been discussed and concluded, before these people through the act of God, revealed it.

    SEND YOUR PETITION TO HIS USA EMPLOYERS NOW.
    His office address is
    Heart Masters Inc
    3535 W Wheatland Rd
    Dallas, TX
    (972)223-0550
    (903)887-9990.

    • newvoice404

      your own hatred deri/burning spear is worse than any other person in this world because you always claim you own the oil,so you always want others to be killed because of it . Who do we send petition to about you? I will just advise you to kill yourself!

  • kunle Ajala

    BUHARI SET TO LOSE THE 2015 PRESIDENCY

    Based on what i read below Muhammadu Buhari has lost the 2015 presidency.
    The APC party must quickly come to terms with that fact than hope against hope.
    Unless Muhammadu Buhari shows his WASC certificate he shall be disqualified.
    The Evidence law says Buhari bears the evidential burden to show his WASC.

    If he does not, the Evidence Act says a disqualification verdict should be directed against him.
    The only proof against any prima facie case of fakery is the thing itself – the certificate.
    Zoning of parliamentary offices in the Senate or House of Representatives now, makes no sense.
    Should Buhari fail the test in court tomorrow, all the APC Senators can vie for Senate presidency.

    • tundemash

      Cl0wn … today’s date is April 21st …… look slike you are stil stuck in pre-March 28th.

      • Wise Head

        So, even the court cannot stop your man? Then, the real meaning of this “change” must be disaster and lawlessness.

        • tundemash

          Sore loser! Call it whatever you like.

    • mahmudu

      Kunle or whatever you call yourself buharis certificate has already been found by the military, so stop dreaming that buhari will be stoped at the court.

      • Ugo

        @mahmudu:

        Please can you post Buhari’s certificate that you say is now found by the Army?
        I want to use it to shame all the staff and management of WAEC in Yaba, Lagos.
        There are two ways to have WASC: wither WAEC gives you or you take it anyhow.

        • aladeadekunleoluwaadeshinaola

          Bros Ugo, Buhari did not sit for WAEC but London WASC A’ Level organised by Cambridge. You need to know your facts.

      • Wise Head

        Forget that gossip. Why did not the army make a formal annoucement?

  • newvoice404

    Deri/Burning spear/Kunle Ajala and other aliases he has been using on various forums to incite some SS/SE people against other Nigerians and also threatening to kill other Nigerians because he claimed he owns the oil is the worst human criminal in Nigeria now just because Jonathan lost an election they even tried everything to rig. Now he is saying people should write petition against other Nigerians he has been threatening to kill. Who do we write petition to about this criminal and animal threatening everyone in Nigeria including American and UK governments? I will just advise him to kill himself period!

  • newvoice404

    Let it also be known that the security organisation is watching Deri Orbuka wherever he may be HIDDING and all the incitements he thinks he can cause is been noted and watched as well . Swiss government is particularly interested in his activities and the way he thinks he can be having his ways with white women,lying to them that he controls Nigeria because of Jonathan easy money that is flowing to him. his days and atrocities against genuine hard working Nigerians are numbered.

  • dd

    Whenever APC cannot ring they raise alarm. What???

  • oscar anieke

    I MAY JOIN BOKO HARAM NEXT SUNDAY

    See, my sister, well not really my sister, but like niece, she came back yesterday.
    She said she was coming from church and pastor told them to do 7 days of fasting.
    I say what happened? She said Pastor told them holy spirit told him that Buhari is bad.
    Her Pastor said if Buhari is president and with 19 0r 20 state governors, Sharia is certain.

    I asked her: did your Pastor tell you this same thing before March 28th election of Buhari?
    She said no. I said what did pastor tell you? She said Pastor told them to vote for CHANGE.
    Ah, ah. I asked: which spirit told pastor about change in February, is it this same holy spirit?
    She said she doesn’t know. I said me i know. There must be evil spirit in these churches.
    That is why i am thinking of joining Boko Haram on Sunday just to remove it by force.

  • MushinSpeaks

    Why it remain easy for electoral officers to be compromised showed how we have lost our dignity as a nation.

  • Fuzio

    Now Oyegun is calling the shots in Imo state of all places. This is an insult that should not be allowed to stand. Who is this guy anyway? Political extremism and violence are alien to the educated people of Imo state. Oyegun should focus his attention somewhere else and stop this insult.

    • burning spear

      Imo state is now Edo annex—————for the Apes in APC—THEY DO NOT KNOW THAT A NEW ELECTORAL MAP HAS BEEN DRAWN FOR NIGERIA–WITH THE JUST CONCLUDED———-PRESIDENTIAL—–ELECTIONS—————-THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BRIDES IN NIGERIA TODAY ARE THE PEOPLE OF THE SOUTH EAST———THEY WILL OWN- CONTROL AND TRANSFORM PDP–INTO THE REAL APGA IF THE WANT TO–THE EAST IS NO GO AREA FOR THE YORUBAS—–PERIOD

      • Fuzio

        Our people say that “when the lion’s leg is broken, the antelope will pay him a visit”. The lion’s leg is not even broken yet the antelopes have already started paying visit in anticipation. We will disappoint them. Let the Yoruba and the Hause/Fulani make Nigeria one of the G8 countries in 4 years.

      • Ogom

        Sounds like an excellent plan.. Please carry on!

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        What about the SS ?…….answer me !!

  • burning spear

    B-R-E-A-K-I-N-G News!!!
    $500,000 Bribery Allegation Rocks APC Zoning Panel.

    President-elect General Muhammadu Buhari may have been confronted with his first acid test on the fight against corruption. Members of a panel set up by his party, All Progressives Congress (APC), to propose the zoning of political offices allegedly received $500,000 as bribe from a ranking senator from the North Central to doctor their report.

    The party’s National Working Committee (NWC) had last Thursday inaugurated a five-man committee to come up with an acceptable formula for zoning political offices in the National Assembly. what a shame

    • Rommel

      I can see that you have chosen to be the bearer of pseudo news,well more grease to your elbows

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        You have chosen to be an indefatigable defender of heavy scale corruption abi ?

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      The Senator is from Kwara and he has already vowed to oppose declaration of assets with his last drop of blood !!

  • burning spear

    Buhari Appoints Indicted Former Governor In His Transition Team.

    The indicted former governor of Bayelsa State, Mr Timipre Silva, who is standing charges for stealing Billions of Naira by the EFCC has been appointed by Buhari as a lead member of his transition team.

    Mr Silva told Nigerians last year that he used his money to purchase Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential nomination form, rubbishing Buhari’s lies of collecting a bank loan without verifiable collateral.

    Former Governor Timipre Silva contributed over N4billion to Buhari’s campaign and Buhari is bound to reciprocate that kind gesture, irrespective of his self-claimed anti-corruption posture. what a country