How APC fraudulently declared man dead to deceive INEC into substituting him

A scandal appears to be brewing in the All Progressives Congress over an allegation that party leaders in Delta State, alongside the national leadership of the party, corruptly substituted the name of one of APC’s candidates for the elections, claiming he was dead.

The affected candidate, Christopher Anirah, has accused some leaders of the party, including the National Chairman, John Oyegun, and the party’s governorship candidate in Delta state, Otega Emerhor, of conspiring to fake his death.

Mr. Anirah, who was returned winner of the Sapele/Okpe/Uwvie Federal Constituency APC primary held December 7, 2014, said the APC leaders faked his death to substitute his name with another member of the party, Gibson Akporehe.

Premium Times has obtained correspondences purportedly from the party at different levels leading up to Mr. Oyegun, despatched to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, resulting in Mr. Anirah’s substitution.

The party in Delta State claimed Mr. Anirah was dead, and within 24 hours of his purported passing, obtained a death certificate, a court affidavit, and began despatching letters to effect his substitution.

When Mr. Anirah confronted INEC and asked that his name be reinstated, the electoral body demanded a letter from Mr. Oyegun to nullify the first. The letter was never despatched.

At least one official told Premium Times his signature was forged for the scam.

Contacted Friday, Mr. Oyegun declined to comment on the case. The APC chairman told Premium Times he had too much to do as a soon-to-be ruling party chairman than responding to “allegations of somebody I have never seen in my life”.

But altogether, documents obtained by this newspaper and interviews with party officials, paint a troubling picture of a shocking fraud…

– Premium Times

One Response to “How APC fraudulently declared man dead to deceive INEC into substituting him”

  1. Not a new thing, that Apc for you

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