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THE CANDIDATE of the All Progressives Grand Alliance ,APGA, for Anambra-North Senatorial district, Anambra state during the March 28, 2015 general election, Chief Dubem Obaze has pointed accusing finger on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, alleging that votes were arbitrarily allocated in favour of his political opponent in Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Princes Stella Oduah during the polls.
Giving evidence under cross-examination by Onyechi Ikpeazu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria,SAN, and counsel to Oduah, before Justice Hezekiah Solanke-led Election Petition Tribunal 2, sitting in Awka, Obaze named three local government areas where INEC allegedly perpetrated the fraud out of the seven local governments that make up the senatorial district to include, Ogbaru, Onitsha- South and Onitsha-North.
He urged the tribunal to cancel the results of the polls in the affected local government areas, insisting that when that was done, it would be seen that he won more votes in the election than the PDP candidate whom the INEC declared winner of the poll.
The APGA candidate told the tribunal that the polls in those three local government areas were characterised by large scale malpractices such that even on the following day after the conduct of the poll, INEC was still issuing forms to its poll officials for collection of materials for the conduct of the election in Odakpu ward, Ogbaru local government area.
He pointed out that the errors in the figures recorded in most of the results sheets in the local governments where he is disputing the results of the election was not actually as a “a case of miscalculation, but, as a result of “deliberate allocation of results” by the Commission.
“If the results of the election in the three local government areas ( Ogbaru, Onitsha- South and Onitsha- North) are cancelled, you will see that I scored the highest votes”, Obaze told the tribunal.
He further told the tribunal that though his party agents appended their names in the results sheets generated from polling units in the local governments where he is insisting that no election was conducted in the area, he stated that his party agents merely appended their names so that they could obtain a copy since that was the condition given them by the Commission’s staff before they could be given a copy of the result sheet.
Earlier, led in evidence by his lawyer, Mr Chike Onyemenam ,SAN, the APGA candidate tendered in evidence INEC’s Certified True Copies (CTCs) of voters list in the three local government areas.


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