APC seeks cancellation of elections in some parts of Anambra

PVCs Card reader
PVCs Card reader

The All Progressives Congress in Anambra has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to cancel elections in areas where election result sheets were not provided during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.

The party’s Publicity Secretary in the state, Okelo Madukaife, made the call in a statement released to journalists in Awka on Sunday.

The statement listed Ogidi Ward 1, Oba Ward 1, parts of Dunukofia and Awka South council areas, among others, as areas where result sheets were not provided.

It said the election conducted in the affected areas were void by the provisions of the Electoral Act.

“Specifically, we call on INEC to cancel the election held in Ogbaru Local Government Area, which is also a federal constituency and hold a proper election there.

“Result sheets were not provided as at the time of voting in most polling units in the area.

“We also call on INEC to cancel the election in certain areas of the state where the card readers did not work.

“We insist that all areas of the state in which materials were delivered after 12 noon, should be cancelled, as the integrity of the process had been tampered with.”

The APC expressed concern over the failure of reader cards in some areas of the state.

It said that proper use of the card readers would have added credibility to the entire electoral process.

The APC said it wondered why the reader cards that recorded 80 per cent during its test run on March 7 in Igbo Ukwu Ward 1, could fail to work in the Saturday election.

It, therefore, called for proper independent investigation into the massive failures of the reader cards in the affected areas.

The statement, however, reaffirmed the confidence of the party in the use of card readers for accreditation and expressed the belief that it still could work effectively with proper monitoring and management.


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