WARRI (Delta) – The Labour Party LP, in Delta Central Senatorial District has accused the INEC officials of connivance with the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the full glare of  security agents, rig the Delta Central Senatorial and National Assembly elections.
The Delta  State gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the Party, Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru and Obarisi Omo-Agege, the Delta Central Senatorial aspirant for the LP  in company of party  chieftains while on a protest march to the INEC office in Ughelli, alleged that the PDP has been changing results in areas where the LP won convincingly and up turning results in areas where elections did not hold.
They urged that the  card readers  and  ballot papers be investigated before collation of results continue.
Chief Great Ogboru, expressed dismay that 72 hours after  localised elections, results are still being collated because, according to him the results did not emanate from the elections.
“What is being collated at this point in time, is not from the elections that took place on Saturday.
“When you collate results not backed by empirical materials, then you are collating rubbish. We are insisting that due process must be followed, they should produce all the materials to back this result up before they are announced, we are concerned with the Senatorial and House of Representatives elections, that’s why “we are here”
He therefore officially presented a protest letter to the Returning Officer, Professor Rex Okagbare.
Speaking with newsmen, Chief Ogboru  revealed that the up-coming governorship election sheets in the state is also  being tampered with.
“Let me use this opportunity to tell members of the press that even as we speak,  the governorship results are being tamped with, because when they were sorting out the materials for the presidential and senatorial elections, few days ago, it became crystal clear that the material have been tampered with.
We saw results sheet littered all over the place in Central Bank why are they not in the cartons or package that they were brought in? We took serial   numbers  and photocopies of those result sheets “he submitted.
While questioning the integrity of most of the people deployed to the state for the elections, he called on the INEC chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega for a change of  all the INEC  Electoral Officers.
On his part, Barrister Ovie Obarisi Omo-Agege   expressed dissatisfaction with the role of INEC and security agents accusing them of complicity in the last Saturday’s elections.
Omo-Agege, sighting Ekakprame ward in Ughelli South, which he described as the largest, said all the  electoral materials were carted away by some PDP chieftains.
He also said elections did not hold at Okwagbe, yet results were at the INEC office.
According to him, the Electoral Officer of Ughelli(E.O) deliberately held on to the results sheets and refused to hand them to the agents at any of the units, only to show up at  INEC office to collate results.
“You cannot collate a fraud. We insist that the forms EC8a, EC8b as well as the card readers and  ballot papers be brought, invite other party candidates and agents and let us go “through them together., the card readers and other materials must be interrogated.
We want the right thing to be done, Anyone who wins should do so honourably. The wishes of the people must be respected”, he said.
Meanwhile, the  INEC returning officer  Professor Rex Okagbare who had earlier said suspending the collation of results was beyond his power, later told newsmen that he was suspending the collation following the protest.