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Woman Arrested For Stuffing Food Cooler With Ballot Papers In Abia

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A woman was caught yesterday during the governor­
ship and state assembly elections in Arochukwu, Abia
State, with a food cooler allegedly stuffed with ballot
papers.

In her attempt to avoid being arrested, she said the
cooler contained food meant for one of the party
agents. But upon examination, it was discovered that
the cooler contained ballot papers.
The suspect’s arrest came on the heels of allegations
of existence of fake result sheets and ballot papers in
some polling units in the area.
Similarly, voting was also marred by failure of card
readers in Abiriba, Nkporo and many wards in Ohafia.
Reports showed that information relating to the last
presidential and National Assembly elections could
not be erased by the card readers. The technical
hitches made it impossible for accreditation to take
place, as card readers rejected PVCs, showing
warning signals of double voting.
Consequently, the election in the affected areas has
been rescheduled for today.

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