NNPP threatens legal battle against INEC over missing logo in Anambra

Posted by News Express | 4 March 2023 | 209 times

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The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has threatened to challenge the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC over the missing logo of the party on the ballot paper in Anambra State.

 The Anambra Central Senatorial Candidate, Princess Helen Mbakwe, made this known Friday in Awka, while addressing reporters at the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ.

 Accompanied by her supporters, Mbakwe, said the action was deliberate, just to disenfranchise NNPP supporters.

 According to the NNPP candidate, “Let me in the strongest terms condemn the poor handling of the printing of my party’s logo on the ballot papers by INEC thereby frustrating my ambition and the bright chances I had to contribute to a better Nigeria

 “We all know the details of the logo of NNPP, which is “Basket of Fruits” and the Party name NNPP whereas INEC presented nothing that looked like a basket of fruits nor did INEC present the acronym NNPP on the Ballot Paper.

 “The INEC Ballot Paper NNPP’s  logo confused many of my supporters and they voted any party (LP / YPP)

 “In the parts of Anambra Central where I have strong supporters like in Idemili North and South, INEC officials never showed up till noon and thereabouts. This too disenfranchised many early birds who had trooped out to vote for me.

 “I am still ready to serve my people because I believe strongly in the principles of the rule of law, equity , equality, fairness, and justice, hence my desire to serve my Senatorial zone.

 “My patrotism is unflinching and my zeal to contribute to repairing my country is still alive and burning.

 “Concerning NNPP’s logo that was blurred and practically nonexistent on the ballot papers and the part played by Independent National Electoral commission, INEC, I’m talking with my lawyers as I’ll be moving for a cancellation of the Senatorial Elections as I was completely left out of the voting processes after having campaigned vigorously.”

“I pray our people and supporters of NNPP as well as Nigerians to be calm while the leaders of our great party NNPP chart a course for us as regards the errors pepetuated by INEC against our Party NNPP.

“As I conclude, I thank the media in Nigeria for living upto expectations before , during and after the Presidential elections as they work to keep within the dictates and norms of Journalism and as members of the fourth estate”. Princess Mbakwe said.

She however, congratulated Senator Victor Umeh for being declared the winner of the election on Saturday by INEC, while thanking the Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo for his fight against insecurity in the state.

(The Nation)

Source: News Express

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