The Commission views this situation seriously.

The Commission views this situation seriously.

In the wake of recent elections in Kogi State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has found itself at the center of controversy. Allegations of forged result sheets in several polling units have prompted a swift response from INEC, with top officials initiating an investigation into the matter.

The electoral process is the bedrock of any functioning democracy, and the integrity of this process is of paramount importance. Recent reports of forged result sheets in Kogi State have raised serious concerns about the transparency and credibility of the electoral system. Allegations suggest that certain polling units may have been affected by the use of fraudulent result sheets, casting a shadow over the legitimacy of the election outcomes.

In response to these allegations, the Independent National Electoral Commission has taken a proactive stance by launching an official investigation. Recognizing the gravity of the situation, INEC’s top officials are working diligently to uncover the truth behind the claims of forged result sheets. This swift response underscores the commitment of the electoral body to uphold the principles of fairness and transparency in the electoral process.

Electoral integrity is the cornerstone of any democratic society. The credibility of election results hinges on a fair and transparent process, ensuring that the will of the people is accurately reflected. Any compromise on this integrity undermines the democratic ideals that nations strive to uphold. INEC’s commitment to investigating and addressing allegations of forged result sheets in Kogi is crucial to preserving the trust of the electorate in the democratic process.

While the investigation is ongoing, it is essential to recognize the challenges that electoral bodies face in maintaining integrity. From technological vulnerabilities to human factors, the electoral process is susceptible to various influences that can compromise its fairness. Identifying and addressing these challenges are critical steps in fortifying the electoral system against potential manipulation.

Melaye alleged that result sheets have been prefilled and tampered with in all polling units located in Ogori/Magongo local government area of the state.
The former Kogi Senator made these known in a short video posted on social media on Saturday morning as the off-season governorship election is ongoing in the state.
On Saturday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said its top officials had launched an investigation into allegations that result sheets were forged in some polling units in Kogi State.

INEC disclosed this on its X handle minutes after pictures of the forged sheets emerged.

“Our attention has been drawn to a report that filled result sheets were discovered in some polling units in Kogi State.

“The Commission views this situation seriously.

“Our senior officials deployed to the state are currently investigating the incident(s). The Commission will communicate its decision earnestly”, the commission stated.

Attached are the pictures of the “alleged” forged results

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