Election at Idemili

Mr. Okeke Chukwujekwu, One of the principal role player in the rigging of Anambra governorship election on the 16th of November has made a confession in abuja

Okeke was the electoral officer in charge of Idemili North local government area of Anambra State who was arrested sequel to the role he played rigging the election. He confessed to the police that he was being used and dumped

You would remember that the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor attahiru Jega, admitted that the electoral officer in Idemili North messed up and was being arrested for prosecution.

INEC said it was probing the deliberate sabotage of the governorship election, therefore Okeke was moved to Abuja on Sunday.

Speaking with journalist, a top officer said that INEC official had made useful statement, and added that a top INEC officer might be implicated in the process.

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His words“The way this whole thing is going, it looks as if many heads will roll in INEC because the young man has made useful statements and if what he said is anything to rely upon, it then means that some big names in that commission might fall with him.

“At first, he was trying to rationalise his action in that local government area when he was verbally quizzed before the intervention of the police; but, after some time, especially at the point of his detention, he started to cooperate but the cooperation is loaded because he has mentioned some top officials of INEC, especially directors and a PDP chieftain, as those who ‘put him in trouble’.

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Although the source declined to disclose the identities of those involved, he said “preliminary confessions” point to the fact that the bungled election in most LGAs of the state was “packaged by aggrieved politicians in connivance with top INEC officials both in Abuja and Awka” adding: “It was a well-funded package.”

“All fingers point to some aggrieved politicians and it was a well-funded package that involved quite a lot of people; that is why the man is saying he has been used and dumped,” he said.

Meanwhile, Jega has said all enquiries regarding arrests made in the bungled Anambra election should be referred to the police.

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Jega’s chief press secretary, Kayode Idowu, told LEADERSHIP on the telephone that INEC would not comment on the arrested official who allegedly played a key role in the flawed poll.

“One, I cannot say anything on his matter because the police has taken over a larger chunk of the matter; only the police can say something on the role of the man arrested and how far they have gone with their investigation; so you have to contact the police.

“Again, it will be out of place for me to reel out what the commission intends to do. Mind you, INEC is also carrying out its administrative interrogation on his matter,” he said.


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