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APC Seeks Ighodalo’s Arrest Over Alleged Voter Card Forgery

The acting chairman of the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emperor Jarret Tenebe, has urged the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, to arrest and prosecute the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Asue Ighodalo, over allegations of voter card forgery.

In a letter dated July 3rd, Tenebe asserted that Ighodalo had allegedly presented forged documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the public. Tenebe claimed he was petitioning in his capacity as a voter and a law-abiding citizen of Nigeria, concerned about the integrity of the electoral process.

Tenebe’s call for action highlights the seriousness of the allegations, suggesting that allowing an unqualified candidate to participate in the election would undermine the democratic process and affect the interests of lawful voters.

His petition reads, “That the said Asuerinme Ighodalo has also presented same documents with a view of misleading the general public to rely on same to be true in claiming his party ticket based on a fraudulent and crooked foundation.

“That the said Asuerinme Ighodalo presented a voter’s card with VIN no. 90FS B195 4629 6818 630 purported to have been issued to him by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) having been registered at Unit 3 Idiror-Idirior Primary School in Ewohinmi Ward 1 in Esan SouthEast Local Government Area of Edo State, whereas he claimed to have transferred same from Lagos to Edo and such a card or registration is not found in any of the INEC Register (CTC copy attached herewith).

“That a certified true copy of the voter register obtained from the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) revealed that the said Asuerinme Ighodalo is not a registered voter in Unit 3 of Ward 1 in Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo State as claimed (also attached herewith).”

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