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Sell Of Ballot Papers | Obsolete Materials Were Sold and Not Ballot Papers

Sell Of Ballot Papers | Obsolete Materials Were Sold and Not Ballot Papers

Sell Of Ballot Papers | Obsolete Materials Were Sold and Not Ballot Papers

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied allegations that it sold ballot papers in Cross River state.

Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) , Dr Frankland Briyai, said the commission did not sell ballot papers to anybody or group in the state.

He stated this on Thursday while reacting to reports of an impounded truck in the state with obsolete electoral materials and some 2015 ballot papers.

The REC said sometime in 2018, they had quite a chunk of obsolete materials and someone came and bought them off, although no ballot paper was included in the sale.

He explained that the truck carrying the obsolete materials was stopped at a security check point in Ogoja area of the state.

He added that further checks revealed that the truck had some obsolete INEC materials and 2015 ballot papers, so the security officials raised alarm.

He said the commission would investigate the matter and apply appropriate measure on those found culpable as the commission does not sell ballot papers even if they were old.

”I got a call from some security operatives that they impounded a truck at Ogoja with some useless papers and 2015 ballot papers.

”First, I asked the lady in charge of ballot if she knows anything about ballot papers going out and she said no.

”I have notified the security agencies including the police and Department of State Security. I don’t know what they will find out and I have also alerted my headquarters,” he said.

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