By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN-THE Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 5 Benin, is investigating the alleged involvement of an official of Edo State Independent Electoral Commission, EDIEC (names withheld) in illegal thumb-printing of ballot papers used for Ovia Federal Constituency election, which is being contested at the election petition tribunal in the state.
The investigation was sequel to a petition to the Inspector-General of Police, by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the Ovia Federal Constituency in the April 2011 election, Mr. Charity Amayanbo.
He claimed that the EDIEC official was manipulating the election materials to give Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, upper hand at the election petition tribunal where he is asking the tribunal to nullify the declaration of Engr. Isaac Osahon as winner of the election.