TRIBUNE: ‘Dead men voted in Delta PDP primaries’

NAMES of several dead people surfaced on the executive delegates list
of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) used in the conduct of Ika South and
Ika North East Federal Constituency of Delta State and were
fraudulently answered by voters in a bid to ensure the return of their
This was part of the allegations raised by some of the aspirants who
pointed the issue out to the executive committee of the state PDP led
by Peter Nwaboshi, prompting the cancelation of the result.
The aspirants listed some persons who died years ago but whose names
were still retained in the delegates list used for the election. They
said this made it possible for ineligible persons to vote in their
places in the primaries.
One of the aspirants, Dunku Nnamdi Chamberlain, who confirmed this to
newsmen in Abuja on Saturday, noted that other irregularities which
marred the conduct of the primaries in the area included lack of an
authentic executive delegates list which led to the use of a 2003
“doctored list.”
This led to the withdrawal of most of the 10 contestants, leaving in
the race just three candidates including Kingsley Odabi, Frank Nwogo
and Victor Nwokolo who had been declared winner in the now annulled
“I protested vehemently when I discovered this anomaly and nothing
was done. We are satisfied now that the party has stepped in and the
issued will hopefully be resolved in the interest of fair play, equity
and justice,” Chamberlain said.
The aspirant also pointed out that even though representatives from
the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) monitored the
exercise, the process still went ahead.

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