Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has uncovered an alleged plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig Saturday’s governorship election.
Obiano, in a statement issued on Friday by the state Commissioner for information and Public Enlightenment, Don Adinuba, accused the APC of writing results for 10 local government areas ahead of the Anambra election.
The governor also indicted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the alleged plot which he said was due to the delay by President Muhammadu Buhari to assent the new Electoral Bill that makes electronic voting mandatory to perpetrate the fraud.
The statement reads: “The Anambra State Government has credible intelligence showing that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has already written results of 10 Local Government Areas as regards the gubernatorial election which will take place tomorrow, November 6, 2021.
“The results are those of Onitsha North, Onitsha South, Aguata, Orumba South, Orumba North, Idemili North, Idemili South, Ogbaru, Anambra East and Anambra West. These are LGAs with high numbers of registered voters.
“APC operatives are relying on compromised Independent National Electronic Commission (INEC) officials, who smuggled out the result sheets of a number of polling units two nights ago and the result sheets of some LGAs last night, to accept and announce the results, regardless of authentic results submitted by INEC officials electronically.
“They plan to capitalize on the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has yet to assent to the new Electoral Bill which makes electronic voting mandatory to perpetrate the fraud.
“A former Senate President from the Southeast, a former State Deputy Governor who later became a Senator from the Southwest and a sitting State Governor from the Southeast are deeply involved in the fraud to toy with the destiny of the Anambra people.
“This public announcement is to alert the Anambra people, the INEC national leadership, the security agencies, the mass media, election observers, civil society organizations and the international community of this grand plot. The barefaced brigandage just cannot stand.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Bianca Ojukwu had said that Governor Obianio should be held responsible if APGA lose the election in Anambra which it had ruled for the past 16 years.