Sokoto State Police Command has explained that ballot papers that were discovered in a vehicle were meant for voter education purposes and not thumb-printed for voting as speculated in the public.
The already thumb-printed ballot paper which was seen to be transported by an unidentified individual last week, as raised speculations that APC has plans to rig the upcoming polls.
The Transportation of the thum-printed ballot papers was busted by security officials after receiving
APC has however denied any contact with the unidentified source and claims it is a plot to tarnish the image of the party which took them years to build.
Police officers in Sokoto had on Sunday, February 17, intercepted a vehicle containing voting materials allegedly belonging to Ruling party All Progressive congress (APC). However, spokesman of the police command, Muhammad Sadiq, who spoke at a joint press conference with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Sokoto, said the materials were specimen by the APC to enlighten its voters.
“On Sunday the 17th of February, a team of patrolmen led by OC Crack Squad ASP Ibrahim Abaras arrested and brought to the state CID one Shehu Maidamma with sample thumb-printed balloted paper belonging to the PDP, on interrogation it was found out that the ballot papers were only specimen and not real ballot papers,” Sadiq said.