The Independent National Electoral Commission has dismissed as false the allegations that fake result sheets were in circulation in Akuku-Toru, Tai, and Bonny local government areas, for the ongoing rerun elections in Rivers State.
The Rivers State Government had in a statement Saturday said there were reports of widespread distribution of fake result sheets to Khana, Bony, Andoni, and other local government areas.
“We have seen so far, a completely messy logistical nightmare, as voters seem unable to differentiate between fake and real INEC documents,” the state’s Commissioner for Information and Communication, Austin Tam-George, said in the statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES.
But INEC, in a message posted to its twitter account shortly afterwards said, “The allegations are untrue and they should be discountenanced.”
The electoral commission advised voters to go out and exercise their franchise peacefully.
The Rivers Government said the people would only accept the outcome of the election if the process is free, fair and credible.