The Returning Officer in Imo State, Christian Ogbuagbu has handed over two(2) collation officers to security agents who manipulated the election result in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area in Imo State.
According to channels news; the collation officer Ehirim Kelechi, confirmed to the returning officer, after issuing duplicates of the result to the party agent that he altered with the original copy injecting more than 1,000 votes to the result.
This was discovered after the result he read out to the collation centre was disputed by the party agent and the Returning officer (RO) compared the result to the one he has but wasn’t the same.
The Returning Officer (RO) later handed the matter over to security operatives who got him arrested them.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, firstly, the results of the ward, Obitti/Mgbishi, stands cancelled because after the CO had given the results to the agents. I have been advised to note that the action constitutes electoral malpractice. I hereby hand over the case to the security agents to handle.” he said