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Following the reported theft by some staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Abia State.There are allegations that the Peoples Democratic Party, are linked to the incident, the party’s legal team have distanced the party from the incident nothing to do with the alleged theft.

After the conclusion of the general elections in Abia State, some staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, are in police net following an alleged attempt to remove seven card readers from the state headquarters of INEC.

The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Prof. Selina Oko, who confirmed the incident to newsmen, said it was not authorized and as such the suspects, the Head of ICT, Herbert Ejiofor, and Nnamdi Nwabuko, also of the ICT department were handed over to the Zone 9, Police Command in Umuahia for interrogations.

Six other staff of INEC were invited for questioning by the police.

Allegations have been made that the PDP in the state were involved in the incident.

The card readers were alleged to be ones used in Obingwa, Isiala-Ngwa and Osisioma Local Government Areas where the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate won.

Mike Chidi Ahiabike, Head of Intelligence for Surveillance for the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, alleged a plot to perfect the plans of rigging in the three Local Governments after the elections by the PDP.

In a swift reaction, the State Legal Adviser and Legal Researcher of the Peoples Democracies Party, PDP, Gab Igboko and Hagler Okorie, has dissociated the party from what they described as false accusations.

They maintained that if such ever happened, then it came from the opposition, adding that the party was never, will never and can never get involved in such lame theft accusation having emerged victorious at the polls with a huge gap.

They therefore, urged Abians to remain calm and go about their lawful businesses, promising to disprove the claims alleged by representatives of the opposition party.

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