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Ekweremadu alleges plot to rig him out

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AS THE rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections fast approaches,  the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has raised the alarm over an alleged plan by some persons to rig him out of the National Assembly election rescheduled to take place on Saturday, February 23.

Ekweremadu who spoke at Oji, headquarters of Oji River Local Government Area of the state, said; “some people intended the Saturday elections for evil, but all things work together for good unto those that love God, those who repose their absolute trust in Him.

“They ensured that the result sheets for the entire Enugu West Senatorial District were missing or not delivered. I have lodged the complaint with the INEC authorities, but the result sheets are still missing as I speak.

“So, I urge you and indeed Nigerians to remain vigilant. Don’t despair. Don’t allow your spirits to be broken. We have come very far in this struggle and we are now at a point of no retreat, no surrender.

In a related development, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has alleged plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to manipulate the general elections, saying that the APC has trained operatives to hack smart card readers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in China.

Atiku, raised the alarm at an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) of the PDP, held Tuesday, in Abuja. According to him, the operatives were back from China and have been equipped with devices to slow or fasten the card readers. “So, if you are in the South-South, South-East and North-Central, you are likely to get your card readers to be slowed by those APC operatives.”

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