AHEAD of the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly polls on Saturday, February 23, the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has alerted on the absence of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) result sheets for Enugu West Senatorial District.
In a statement, Monday, Ekweremadu’s media aide, Uche Anichukwu said the observation was made last Saturday before the botched presidential and National Assembly elections.
Ekweremadu disclosed that the attention of INEC has been drawn to the missing result sheets.
The senator disclosed that, “some people had earlier boasted how they would overrun us by isolating the (Enugu) State for a staggered election. You must also have read the reports that Enugu was one of the states that didn’t receive any materials or materials were incomplete.
“Some people intended the (last) 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.”
Speaking at Oji, the headquarters of Oji River Local Government Area, at a town hall meeting he held across the local governments in his senatorial district, to sensitize his constituents on the need to participate in the rescheduled elections, Ekweremadu called for vigilance and determination to change things through the ballot box.
He urged the people not to despair or “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.
“Use the opportunity of the rescheduled election dates to make your voices heard louder at the polls. Those who travelled to vote should, please, exercise a little more patience by staying behind or endeavouring to return this weekend to cast their votes. I expect every Nigerian to be where he or she will cast ballots on the rescheduled dates.”