INEC staff caught with thumb printed ballot papers in Niger


An ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral

Commission (INEC) was arrested on Friday night in

Sambo ward, Rijau local government area of Niger

State, in possession of thumb printed two booklets of

ballot papers.

The INEC staff, a supervising presiding officer,

Ibrahim Tanko was arrested with the ballot papers in

favour of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

governorship candidate, Mohammed Gado Nasko.

A source in the town said the electoral officer after

collecting all election materials went back to complain

that there was a short fall in the ballot papers given to


Unknown to Tanko, some people had seen him hiding

the two booklets in a car purportedly owned by a

former minister in the state.

The suspect was immediately arrested and handed

over to the Divisional Police Officer in the town.

Contacted on phone, the head of Voter Education Unit

in the state INEC office, Malam Mohammed Wase,

confirmed the incident, saying investigation to

ascertain those involved in the incident was ongoing.

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