CLAIM: APC members and some PDP traitors connived with INEC to thumbprint 100,000 ballot papers.
CONTEXT: On the 16th of July, 2022, Fact checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a voice note claim which alleges that “some APC and PDP betrayals are presently in Government house with the support of INEC to thumbprint 100,000 ballot papers. He alleged that they are also using the BVAS to authenticate their illegality. According to him, he was 100 per cent sure and wants PDP leaders to take action NOW!!!”
VERIFICATION: CDD Fact checkers interrogated the claim based on the Independent National Electoral (INEC) Electoral guidelines. CDD findings revealed that as part of its electoral guidelines INEC has coded every ballot paper based on the total number of registered voters at every polling unit.
Further checks on the claim also alleged that BVAS is being authenticated their illegality, CDD findings revealed that the BVAS device is coded from the ICT department of INEC National Headquarters, also the BVAS device is also activated on the morning of the election day. Lastly, the process of sensitive materials being deployed to polling units on election day in the company of security personnel contradicts the above claim.
CDD can confirm after investigation and fact analysis that the claim that APC and some PDP traitors are working with INEC to thumbprint 100,000 ballot papers is False.
The CDD urges members of the public to read beyond headlines before sharing any news report, especially on social media.
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