The Nigerian Correctional Service has debunked a report claiming that arrangements had been made for inmates to vote in Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra State.
The NCoS spokesman, Francis Enobore, therefore, urged Nigerians to dismiss the report credited to one Emma Powerful, the spokesman of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
Enobore in a statement on Friday, titled, ‘IPOB is fraudulent, no arrangement for inmates to vote in Anambra election,’ described the IPOB claims as puerile and fraudulent.
He said, “The attention of the management of the Nigerian Correctional Service has been drawn to a publication in one of the national dailies (Not The PUNCH or Saturday PUNCH) of November 4, 2021, alleging that inmates are being mobilised to vote to compromise the credibility of the governorship election slated for November 6 2021 in Anambra State.
“The statement credited to one Emma Powerful, the Director of Media and Publicity of the Indigenous People of Biafra, further alleged that inmates have been mobilised from several correctional centres in the South-East to vote in the said election.
“This statement is puerile and has no iota of truth in its entirety. It is inane and probably would have been ignored but for the time of the release and diabolical intention, I deemed it necessary to respond and state that there is no such plan to mobilise inmates or any group of persons by the Service to vote in the election or indeed, any election.”
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