Plateau Gov Poll: Voters Foil attempt to Manipulate Election Results for Naraguta B Ward in Jos North LGA
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on March 20, 2023
Voters at the Naraguta B Ward Collation Centre in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau state have thwarted attempts by some desperate politicians and unscrupulous INEC presiding officers to manipulate results of some poling units of the ward
It was learnt that after voting had ended and results announced at the various polling units ,some top politicians working for a particular political party stormed the ward collation centre at the Government College Jos and went away with some BVAS,election materials and some Presiding officers in their bid to manipulate the results already announced
It was further gathered that the desperate politicians and their accomplices were later traced to a hotel where they were said to be changing the results of about 14 polling units in their favour .
A Voter in Naraguta B Ward ,Kabiru Audu who witnessed the incident confirmed the development to Jay FM in Jos .
Audu said that other voters in the Ward who became apprehensive of the activities of the politicians ,however ,resisted their plots as they vowed not to accept the compromised results and insisted they must tally with the original results as earlier announced at the poling units .
The determination of the people to defend their votes and not accept the manipulated results was said to have kept the comprised Presiding officers away from the collation centre and stopped them from smuggling the said results ,a development which made the INEC to declare the results from the 14 affected polling units missing .
However ,Jay FM was able to obtain the original results as announced at the polling units and uploaded to the INEC result viewing portal
It will be recalled that the results for the Jos North Local Government Area was among the four LGAs whose results have not been announced at the state governorship Collation centre in Jos