Athan Achonu, the candidate for governor in today’s off-cycle election from the Labour Party (LP), has claimed that the election is being rigged.
Achonu claims that there is a conspiracy to cause BVAS problems at the polls all around the state. He claimed that the goal was to tamper with the vote in places where the riggers were weak or to achieve a skewed outcome.
While speaking to reporters in Owerri, the state capital, the LP candidate made his appeal.
According to a statement released by Achonu’s Director of Media and Publicity, Chibuikem Diala, Achonu has asked the REC to put a stop to the Registration Area Technical Support allegedly altering BVAS passwords.
According to him, the officials’ strategy from the previous Friday night was an attempt to tamper with the voting process.
He warned that the RATECH team had already decided to compromise the BVAs for use in the poll, and that the Senator Athan Achonu Media Centre wanted to notify security agents and patriotic INEC officials, especially those sent from outside Owerri for this election.
It has come to our attention that the technical team in various Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the Owerri Federal Constituency has discussed the possibility of issuing erroneous passwords to some of the ad hoc personnel for this election, according to reliable intelligence.
In the Owerri Municipal and Owerri North Local Government Areas, where a large number of voters are expected to cast ballots, the Head of the RATECH team has reportedly finalized plans to issue erroneous passwords to POs.
“The source claims the order is to cause problems with some of the BVAS used at the polling places. The purpose is either to produce a fake result or disrupt the voting process in select places where the riggers lack a strong presence.
“That is incredibly vile and contemptible. Wherever the BVAs password is incorrect due to a breach, all party agents in every booth and ward, as well as voters, should hold the ‘RATHEC Team responsible, not the POs. We also request that all police officers report any instances of criminal activity.
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