Unfortunately, 2015 Presidential Election Ballot Papers Found In London (Photos)

February 14, 2015 12:36 pm

According to a breaking report on SaharaReporters,
ballots meant for the Nigerian presidential election were found
yesterday at the premises of a local printer in the Essex area of
London.

Their sources said the sensitive election materials, which ought to have
arrived in earlier in the week, were unsecured at the premises
of Panther Printing Services in London. SaharaReporters was able to
confirm that a Nigerian firm named Cemoz International Limited had been
contracted to
print some ballot papers for the 2015 presidential elections.
A spokesman for the Independent National Electoral Commission, Kayode
Idowu, confirmed to SaharaReporters that Cemoz International Limited was
one of the firms awarded the contract to print ballot papers.

It appears that, upon getting the contract, Cemoz went shopping for
printers in London to print the ballot papers and then contracted these
other printers to serially number the ballot papers. Although the ballot
papers for the presidential elections for several southwest states were
seen lying around the premises of the printing company in Essex, a
staff at the company, speaking to a correspondent of SaharaReporters,
said the firm only had the contract to print some of the ballot papers
for Jigawa State.

Thinking that their correspondent worked for Cemoz, the representative
of the Essex-based company asked if SR could give them more jobs, adding
that their company had mastered how to print ballot papers.

SaharaReporters later obtained a bill of lading showing that Cemoz
planned to ship the ballot papers to Nigeria a few hours before February
14th, the day initially set aside for the presidential election. INEC
subsequently postponed the election for six weeks.

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