The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State has alleged that Erhiatake Ibori-Suenu, daughter of the former state governor, James Ibori, is using thugs to disrupt the ongoing electoral process.
Naija News reports that PDP made this known in a statement on Sunday by its media and publicity secretary, Ifeanyi Osuoza, who said Ibori-Suenu stormed the collation centers in Units 7 & 8, Oghara, accompanied by a squad of fully armed suspected soldiers, policemen, thugs, and miscreants.
Ifeanyi said the former governor’s daughter forcefully seize and cart away already cast ballot papers, electoral materials, and equipment, at the polling units, while threatening anyone who dared to stop them.
The PDP chieftain noted that the hijacked materials were taken to the home of a popular politician in Oghara, where massive thumbs-printing of fresh, substituted ballot papers have already been concluded, and some incredible, mind-boggling results have been released into the public space.
The statement read: “It is amazing and quite disappointing that at this critical stage in Nigeria’s electoral development, when we have fully embraced technology and deployed the BVAS as the game changer in our election processes, some people would still believe that they can get away with the old fashioned ways of securing election results, through ballot box snatching, multiple thumb printing and gross, massive manipulation of figures in their favour.
“This Press Release therefore is to put INEC on notice that we have ample faith in the BVAS and will reject completely, any results released, declared, or announced, which do not conform with the numbers already declared at the polling units, which were duly recorded by our agents and the electoral officers during the conduct of the election or numbers that did go through the BVAS machine.
“We are also at a loss to fathom how someone who was only recently elected as a Member of the Federal House of Representatives, would embark on such a disgraceful, infantile, and anti-democratic act, even as we are totally embarrassed and left wondering what kind of representation she would provide for her people, if she can stoop so shamelessly low, to manipulate results and sabotage an election against the wishes of her own People.”