Following the allegation that officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) went to Kogi State with compromised election materials, the electoral body has commenced investigation.
AN24 had earlier reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the election, Senator Dino Melaye, in a video he posted on his verified Facebook account alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in connivance with the electoral body brought already filled result sheet to rig the state election.
In another video obtained by AN24, this platform observed that some voters in Olamaboro part of the state were protesting against the refusal to inspect the election materials brought to the state by INEC officials.
Reacting to these allegations, in a statement posted on INEC’s official X (formerly Twitter), the electoral body said an investigation into the issue by its senior officials had commenced.
The statement reads, “Our attention has been drawn to a report that filled result sheets were discovered in some polling units in Kogi State.
“The Commission views this situation seriously.
“Our senior officials deployed to the State are currently investigating the incident(s). The Commission will communicate its decision earnestly.”