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APC Primaries; Amaechi, Rivers State Delegates Allege Rigging.



According to SaharaReporters, some Rivers State delegates have accused rigging in the ongoing All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary at Eagle Square in Abuja.

The delegates who stormed the voting booths claimed that electoral officials were assisting delegates who couldn’t write, despite the electoral committee’s earlier announcement that only one electoral official from each state would be allowed.

They also claimed that allowing non-delegates to vote changed the delegate list. The displeased delegates claimed that while some delegates were not on the ground, their accreditation tags were given to others.

The situation nearly disrupted the exercise, as security and electoral officials were seen scrambling to keep the situation under control.

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Also a former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who is a presidential aspirant, came out in anger from the ‘state box’ where he was seated to the voting area to raise the same alarm.

As at time of filling this story, the security operatives had been able to calm the frayed nerves of the aggrieved delegates.