Ex-NYSC boss, corps members arrested for electoral malpractice in Akwa Ibom

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The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom, Austin Okojie, on Saturday said security operatives had arrested a former NYSC boss, Maj.-Gen. Edet Akpan, for alleged electoral offences.

Mr. Okojie disclosed this in Uyo while briefing newsmen on challenges experienced in the ongoing Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state.

He said 10 corps members were also arrested together with Mr. Akpan at his residence in Nsit Atai Local Government Area, while allegedly thumb-printing ballot papers.

The commissioner said the suspects were being interrogated by security agencies.

Mr. Okojie said the commission had also recorded hitches in seven out of the 31 local government areas of the state.

He said the areas affected include Eket, Ibeno, Onna, Ibesikpo/Asutan, Ukanafun, Etim Ekpo and Mkpat Enin local government areas.

Mr. Okojie said the commission had received cases of ballot boxes snatching and indiscriminate shooting at polling stations from the affected areas.

He also said two corps members were injured in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area.

On card readers, he said the machines had recorded 95 per cent success during the exercise, adding, “so far, the machines performed well today.”

(NAN)


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  • Jika

    Who were they thump printing for?

    • Godfrey Etokebe

      APC!!

    • Mosaku 147

      The specialist ballot stuffing party.

    • yomi

      0bviously Unknown!

    • Babssot Sotty

      CAn you listen to the video Its PDP chieftain they went to retrieve the papers so its definitely PDP

  • amazing2012

    Thumb printing which party ?

    • Mosaku 147

      PDP of course.

    • Otile

      You see, during the rigged presidential election thumb printing worked for APC, goats and cows in Arewa but not so well for Southerners and non APC voters.

      • amazing2012

        The cursed English slave, loser ! Despite Jonathan present in Lagos for days PDP will still fail to bring Eko. What a curse !!

      • HAMZA

        Otile, the South simply does not have the NUMBERS – pretty simple and PERIOD!!!

      • Allah is all knowing!

        Like it o not, u are now a slave to Hausa, Fulani and Yoruba. You are just a zero behind a decimal point, Bush pig.

    • share Idea

      APC according channels TV

      • yomi

        Channelstv never said that, guy!

      • amazing2012

        Liar, shamed unto you. Channels never say that ! Proverbs 30:6 “Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar”

  • Reality

    In my Ward, Southern Uruan Ward 2 comprising 8 Units, At about 11am, PDP members came to the polling units with unidentified men, wearing police & army uniforms, they cart away with election materials in all the 8 units to unknown destination. They were heavily armed. This PDP men started their looting in the two polling units in my village, Primary School Eman Ukpa(Unit 001) & Eman Ukpa Village Square(Unit 002), both in Eman Ukpa in Uruan LGA, Akwa Ibom State.
    Similar cases occurred in other wards in Uruan while result sheet were not available.
    I have submitted a letter to the Electoral Officer, INEC, Idu Uruan LGA for cancellation of elections in Uruan.
    But why hasn’t Uruan LGA case noted?
    Please inec should act fast, Akwa Ibom gubernatorial / House of Reps elections should be re-run with adequate security agents and observers at disposal in all polling units in the state. We need to exercise our franchise…please don’t deny us.

  • HAMZA

    That was how the dirty, criminal and unconstitutional act cost some of the NYSC members their lives in Bauchi State during the 2011 election: They do not learn from their deliberate mistakes.

  • Allah is all knowing!

    Many days is for the theft and one day is for the owner! That’s how they rigged the election during presidential. Hmmmm PDP…

  • AKINDE ADELEKE

    i pray we learn from our past mistakes.CORP MEMBER SHOULD HAVE KNOW BETTER.PLEASE LET ELECTORAL OFFENDERS BE PUNISH PARTICULARLY A MAJOR GENERAL, NO SACRED COW PLEASE

  • Moh’d A.

    THE ERA OF IMPUNITY IS GONE! ALL THOSE FOUND WANTING SHOULD BE PROSECUTED AND IF FOUND GUILTY, BE SEVERELY DEALT WITH. YES! LET’S START FROM SOMEWHERE, ESPECIALLY IN THESE ELECTIONS!

  • udofiapeter

    Prediction of Weah’s victory in elections in Liberia is like predicting rainfall in a rainy season.