5 INEC ad hoc officials arrested for thumb-printing ballot papers in Imo

Mike Igini, Photo: Channels TV

Five ad hoc officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Imo were on Saturday arrested for thumb-printing ballot papers in the governorship re-run election in the state.

The officials were arrested at Omuma Primary School in Oru East local government following an order by Mike Igini, one of the Resident Electoral Commissioners deployed to Imo for the election.

The REC for Imo, Gabriel Ada, who confirmed the arrest, said the officials were already in police custody.

Mr. Ada said the ad hoc workers connived with agents of a political party to thumb-print ballot papers leading to their arrest.

In the same vein, the election has been cancelled in Ozuh Primary School, Omuma following the arrest of 25 persons claiming to be INEC officials, by military men.

The arrested persons and the election materials in their possession were taken to the Oru East local government headquarters.



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  • Obosi

    The handiwork of senator Hope Uzodinma. The only fraudster,rigger and forger that is allowed to be an honourable member in Nigeria’s national assembly.

    • Jack

      Was just going to say what you just said

    • hanafunwatcher

      RIGGer is correct! You should have written RIGGers

    • NoMoreCluelessPresido

      There are so many of them in the National Assembly

  • Strong System

    Mike Igini has been passionate about fighting electoral fraud from time before he became a REC.
    I wish he could be Jega’s successor.

    • Sword of Damocles

      the proposition is seconded

    • Bo Biz

      Mike Igini and prof Jega are the only INEC staff that I can vouch for.Mike remains the best to step into Jega’s shoes.

      • hanafunwatcher


  • Pdpigs

  • Akpaks

    Senator Hopeless Uzodinma who masterminds rigging in Imo state will remain hopeless throughout his crisis ridden political life.

  • hanafunwatcher

    this story was out 1 year ago. lmao

  • deetruuth

    I am beginning to think of Mike Igini as the new INEC fire-brand that is passionate about bringing some sort of integrity into the election process in the country. His resolve to clamp down on election riggers is a welcome development. Continue on this path and be rest assured that many like minded people that desperately need election cleanup will support and push that you be named the next INEC BOSS. That’s DEE TRUUTH.

  • Uncle Gaga (Bruce Wayne)

    After arrest, their patrons will simply bail them out of jail for fear that they will ‘spill the goods’!

    Go ‘old school Jesus’ on these folks: if your eye causes you to sin, ,,,,,,,,,,,!

    Since it is their thumbs that they used to sin, ………….!

  • Malam Almajiri

    Anyway upon all the rubbish Rochas remains the winner for what he did to his people, can any governor from south east challenge his achievement? No, this is TRUE son of north

  • Mayflower5

    Mike Igini is the exact OPPOSITE to that evil monster Mrs Gesila Khan REC Rivers State.