Posted: November 12, 2011 in Uncategorized
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  • The allegation is bizarre- Akwaya



The Benue State chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), has alleged that it has uncovered plans by the    ruling Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP), to frustrate the on-going litigation process.


In a statement signed by the Director General, Steven Ugbah Campaign organization, Prof. David Iornem, the party claims the Benue State Governor, Rt. Hon. Gabriel Suswam has laid down plans through his campaign organization to financially induce return officers in the April polls to re-sign new   results sheets so as to give him a clear lead.


“We have it on good authority that the governor is frantically shopping for Returning Officers who took part in the April General Elections in Benue state.

The aim is to induce or compromise them so that they will sign fresh results sheets, which will give him (Suswam) numerical advantage over our party’s gubernatorial candidate, Prof. Steve Torkuma Ugbah.” It read.


Even as the party has claimed to have already obtained certified true copies of the said elections from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), according to the statement they still claim that the alleged forged result sheet may still be used by the governor, citing a case of the Labour Party candidate’s case, Mr. Okey Eziah as example and plead with the umpire body to take note.


In an immediate reaction, the Special Adviser to the state Governor on Media and Public affairs, Dr. Cletus Akwaya, has refuted the claim terming it an unfounded and bizarre allegation.


According to Akwaya, the allegations by the ACN, is owing to the fact that the party is scared stiff of the outcome of the case at the Supreme Court. He further noted that the allegation was just a propaganda by the ACN to fan what he termed their fading popularity.


Akwaya adviced the people of the state to shun the remarks, saying the PDP had already floored the ACN at both the tribunal and the appeal courts and had no need to employ tricks.


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