As Anambra State is in process of selecting its new governor in a supplemenary election, new facts have emerged about the partially unsuccessful November 16 polling. Apparently, this day may now be known in history as the one when 'neatly' rigged elections took place in the history of Nigeria's young democracy.
The dust over the figures, declared as total number of accredited voters, as well as those scored by each of the candidates in the election, is yet to settle. However, new information available indicates that the voters register prepared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was fraught with flaws enabling for rigging to occurr unchecked and undetected.
This new revelation shows that the voters register used in Umudimakasi Square, the polling units where Governor Peter Obi home is located, is filled with lots of ghost voters.
According to the voters register released by INEC on November 8, 2013, the voter's strength at Umudimakasi Square is 679. Investigations revealed that the voters register shows registrants without photographs, or names, or age or any form of identification - but a voter's identification number [VIN].
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This means the register had nine  ghost registrants.
It is not immediately clear if this is the same scenario that played itself out in other polling booths across the state, but some political observers are already asking about the identities of the ghost voters and whether it was widespread throughout the polling booths across the state.
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