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Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by kahal29: 3:35am On Sep 16, 2015
• We accredited 293.072 voters in Rivers, INEC tells Tribunal

From Godwin Tsa, Abuja

An Assistant Director in the ICT department of the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC], Mrs. Abimbola Oladunjoyi, yesterday told the Rivers State Governorship Election Tribunal that only 293, 072 voters were accredited for the state’s April 11, 2015 governorship polls.

In a report submitted to the tribunal and admitted as exhibit A9, the INEC director, who was in charge of INEC data base, including voter registration data base and the smart card reader data accreditation, said the information on the card reader was uploaded from the Commission’s server at the close of accreditation.
Oladunyoji testified sequel to a subpoena issued on the acting Chairman of the electoral body.

It was her evidence that the assistant presiding officer 1 [APO1] at a click of a button on the card reader, uploads the information to INEC data base.
“Data comes in polling unit which can be accredited to wards, Local Government Area, State and Federal levels as the case may be. So, the total number of 293.072 accredited voters was arrived at by adding successful accreditation and failed accreditation.”

She also told the tribunal that the INEC server was shut down six weeks after the conduct of the election, adding that the document represented all data relating to accreditation of voters in Rivers State and which contained in card reader.

Meanwhile, three police officers yesterday, told the tribunal how the April 11 election in Rivers State was marred by violence and thumb-printing by agents of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] in Tai Local Government Area of the State.

In his evidence, Mr Garba Michael, a Superintendent of Police, who was on election duty on April 11 in Tai Local Government Area, told the tribunal that his men caught agents of the PDP thumb-printing in a house opposite the party’s secretariat at Seme in Tai Local Government Area.

The police officer told the Justice Suleman Ambrosa-led tribunal that more than 70 persons, including PDP agents, staff of INEC, the commission’s ad hoc staff and other individuals were arrested by his men shortly after noon on election day and taken to their office.
Michael stated also that materials, including card readers, ballot papers, vests and ink pad were among items recovered from the group, who were eventually handed over to the force Criminal Investigation Department (CID) after preliminary investigations.
“At about 12.45 pm, I was sitting at INEC office, when I got a distress call that people were thumb-printing at Seme area. I found my way to the place after asking questions from people on the road. I was eventually directed to the place after sometime…I stopped very close to PDP secretariat and asked again where I was informed that the house opposite the PDP secretariat had a lot of people with electoral materials.

“I came down with my men, cordoned the compound and in the process of doing that, I sighted the patrol vehicle of anti-terrorism squad…They joined forces with my men and we entered the compound, where we met people thumb-printing on electoral materials and we arrested them. At that point, I called my superior commander and told him the situation. He came down with a lorry with which we evacuated the people and materials to our base in Tai. I took some photographs before leaving the place.”

However, the court refused to admit the photographs in evidence, agreeing with counsel to the respondents that it offends the provisions of the Evidence Act.

Another police officer, DSP Yusuf Buba of Police Mobile Squadron, Ogoni in Rivers State, revealed how an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Kenneth Akabue, allegedly aided and supervised the rigging of the April 11 governorship election in favour of the PDP in Khana Local Government Area of the state.

http://sunnewsonline.com/new/rivers-tribunal-how-area-commander-supervised-ballot-thumb-printing-police/

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by kahal29: 3:36am On Sep 16, 2015
This is a confirmation to what Premium Times reported on the 9th of May, 2015. See the link below for more details:

http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/182673-exclusive-rivers-nyeson-wike-a-goner-inec-document-exposes-fraud-by-pdp-inec-in-guber-poll.html

Except the five governorship candidates challenging the credibility of the April 11 governorship election in Rivers withdraw their cases from the election petition tribunal or fail to present material evidence like the one exclusively obtained by PREMIUM TIMES, Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party, who was returned winner of the election, is as good as gone.
Mr. Wike may need a miracle to come out of the election petition tribunal victorious.

The evidence against the legitimacy of the election that returned him winner is too damning and overwhelming, this newspaper can authoritatively report today.

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Rivers awarded Mr. Wike votes almost five times higher than the actual, authentic total number of voters accredited with card readers and Permanent Voter Cards which was 292, 878, PREMIUM TIMES investigation has revealed.

According to the result declared by the Returning Officer for Rivers State, Osasere Orumwense on April 13, Mr. Wike was awarded 1,029,102 votes, representing 87.77 per cent of 1,228,614, being the conjured number of total accredited voters.
However, according to a bulky 94-page INEC endorsed document exclusively obtained by PREMIUM TIMES, the total number of accredited voters for the April 11 guber election in Rivers was 292, 878.
The document was signed by Ibrahim Bawa, the acting director in charge of INEC Legal Unit and Abimbola Oladunjoye, head of unit, Data Management, of the Commission’s Information Communication Technology Department.
Checks by PREMIUM TIMES indicate that it is practically impossible for Mr. Wike or any other candidate in the election to garner votes exceeding the total number of accredited voters, not to talk of amassing such hyper-inflated figure of 1,029,102 awarded Mr. Wike.
In Nigeria’s current electoral system, INEC’s central server automatically generates figures of voters accredited with the electronic Smart Card Readers and Permanent Voters’ Cards across the polling units.
INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, said before the election that the arrangement was to prevent electoral fraud, especially falsification of number of accredited voters, to inflate number of votes cast, as in the case of PDP and Mr. Wike, and of course INEC in Rivers State.
Insiders in INEC told PREMIUM TIMES that the number of accredited voters generated by the commission’s central server is the valid, actual and authentic one for the Rivers State April 11 elections and that it would impossible for anyone to justify the excess votes allocated to Mr. Wike.

In the document, detailing polling unit by polling unit analysis of actual voters’ accreditation for the election, none of the 23 Local Government Areas (LGAs) had up to 51, 000 accredited voters.

Rivers State is currently delineated into 319 Registration Areas (Wards) and 4,442 polling units.

Port Harcourt LGA had the highest number of accredited voters with 50, 962, while Khana LGA had just 145 registered voters turning up for accreditation.
Our LGA by LGA analysis of the accredited votes shows that Obio/Akpor had 40,481 accredited voters and it was the only LGA with more than 40,000 but lower than 50,000.

Ogba/Egbema/Ndonu LGA had 24,816 accredited voters, while Ikwere LGA had 22,274.

Seven LGAs had between 10,000 and 20,000 accredited voters, according to the INEC endorsed document. They are Ahoada East (16,116 accredited voters); Ahoada West (16,369); Bonny (15,503); Degema (16,993); Akuku-Toru (12,439); Andoni (13,530); and Gokana (12,127).

Others were Asari-Toru (7,328); Emohua (5,014); Okrika (8,790); Opobo Nekoro (7,313); and Oyingbo (9,503); Abual-Odual (2,054); Omuma (1,998); Etche (1,268); Eleme (3,530); Khana (145); Ogu/Bolo (903); and Tai (3,362).

INEC insiders said the only ground that could explain the number of accredited voters in the election exceeding 292,887 is if manual accreditation were used in addition to the use of card readers.
But INEC did not approve the use of manual accreditation for governorship election in any of the states of the Federation.

“The Independent National Electoral Commission wishes to inform all Nigerians that Card Readers will be used for the April 11, 2015 Elections,” Augusta Ogakwu, Secretary to the Commission, said in a statement on April 6.

On Friday, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Kayode Idowu, confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that manual accreditation was not employed in any state for the April 11 elections.

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by madridguy(m): 3:40am On Sep 16, 2015
Wike is a gunner. Quote me to Otuoke

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by princewoles: 3:57am On Sep 16, 2015
Weeping they say may endure for the night but joy comes in the morning. Wike in his desperation for power becomes lawlessness and chosen to spill many innocent people's blood not minding any family that may be in perpetual sorrow. Judgement time, according to a Yoruba adage, every day is for the thief and a day is for the owner. Biblically as well; no evil man can go unpunished.

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by fromnigeria(m): 4:08am On Sep 16, 2015
This Rivers eleshun matter don de wear Scarf oo.

I just they watch sha.

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by GboyegaD(m): 4:14am On Sep 16, 2015
I love the fact that we are getting bold enough to stand up for the truth.

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by TonyeBarcanista(m): 4:15am On Sep 16, 2015
That the card reader captured 290k voters doesn't translate to ONLY '290k' voters were accredited. I'm well aware that majority of electorates voted without card reader due to mal-function of the reader. There is NO section within the Electoral act that nullifies voting without the reader. The petitioners are yet to prove their allegation of electoral malpractice. It will boil down to forensic analysis and checks whether the votes were inflated or not. IF inflated, the tribunal will CANCEL the identified inflated votes and examine whether a re-run in the affected areas will be able to affect the result. I make BOLD to state that the APC petition is DEAD on arrival and an exercise in futility

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by FastShipping: 4:19am On Sep 16, 2015
TonyeBarcanista:
That the card reader captured 290k voters doesn't translate to ONLY '290k' voters were accredited. I'm well aware that majority of electorates voted without card reader due to mal-function of the reader. There is NO section within the Electoral act that nullifies voting without the reader. The petitioners are yet to prove their allegation of electoral malpractice. It will boil down to forensic analysis and checks whether the votes were inflated or not. IF inflated, the tribunal will CANCEL the identified inflated votes and examine whether a re-run in the affected areas will be able to affect the result. I make BOLD to state that the APC petition is DEAD on arrival and an exercise in futility
Just as you promised Buhari election success was dead in Southwest. cheesy

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by kahal29: 4:22am On Sep 16, 2015
TonyeBarcanista:
That the card reader captured 290k voters doesn't translate to ONLY '290k' voters were accredited. I'm well aware that majority of electorates voted without card reader due to mal-function of the reader. There is NO section within the Electoral act that nullifies voting without the reader. The petitioners are yet to prove their allegation of electoral malpractice. It will boil down to forensic analysis and checks whether the votes were inflated or not. IF inflated, the tribunal will CANCEL the identified inflated votes and examine whether a re-run in the affected areas will be able to affect the result. I make BOLD to state that the APC petition is DEAD on arrival and an exercise in futility

Keep giving yourself hope my brother. It's allowed.
For more details see....
http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/09/rivers-gov-poll-only-293072-voters-accredited-inec-tells-tribunal/

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by TonyeBarcanista(m): 4:24am On Sep 16, 2015
I have been following proceedings. My position remains unchanged
kahal29:


Keep giving yourself hope my brother. It's allowed.
For more details see....
http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/09/rivers-gov-poll-only-293072-voters-accredited-inec-tells-tribunal/

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by ellabooz(f): 4:44am On Sep 16, 2015
I hope the said supervision is on video anything less than that in this computer age is fallacy.

Criminals on uniform, so you can take photographs but can't film ?
You want create confusion with photo shops abi.
We all know that what happened in Rivers in terms of electoral fraud is nothing compared to kaduna and kano. So why all this noise?

Amechi leave your people alone peace,you have been used and dumped because you lack common sense yet APC feed your ego with false touted pedigree" general of common" because they know that is what you lack.

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by likila: 4:52am On Sep 16, 2015
ellabooz:
I hope the said supervision is on video anything less than that in this computer age is fallacy.

Criminals on uniform, so you can take photographs but can't film ?
You want create confusion with photo shops abi

his evidence is hearsay.
it is not admissible.

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by Barcanister(m): 5:01am On Sep 16, 2015
We nid to advocate for a massive prison yard.. lots of unscrupulous elements in d force nids to be put behind the bar.. there is need for general overhauling of the protracted and contaminated police force. Bring in fresh undiluted blood is never a bad idea and ensuring the relegation of old bloods to mai guard or private security..

Rivers state election was a sham, it was characterised by hooliganism, ballot snatching, massive rigging and security compromise. No hidden fact on what transpired in rivers, from the credible report from international observers to local reporters, its obviously ascertained that d election was rigged.

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by Barcanister(m): 5:04am On Sep 16, 2015
We nid to advocate for a massive prison yard.. lots of unscrupulous elements in d force nids to be put behind the bar.. there is need for general overhauling of the protracted and contaminated police force. Injecting fresh undiluted blood is never a bad idea and ensuring the relegation of old bloods to mai guard or private security..

Criminals everywhere
Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by Aufbauh(m): 5:13am On Sep 16, 2015
Hmmmm, no wonder the Devil is in the details
Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by LastSurvivor: 5:23am On Sep 16, 2015
Conduct the election 30times in rivers and APC will still loose, am not a fan of WIke but APC is not a party of SS.
Meanwhile, why is it only the Police and Soldiers testifying against Wike, even when they failed in their duty to protect the people and their votes, something is fishy..

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by maddock(m): 6:09am On Sep 16, 2015
TonyeBarcanista:
That the card reader captured 290k voters doesn't translate to ONLY '290k' voters were accredited. I'm well aware that majority of electorates voted without card reader due to mal-function of the reader. There is NO section within the Electoral act that nullifies voting without the reader. The petitioners are yet to prove their allegation of electoral malpractice. It will boil down to forensic analysis and checks whether the votes were inflated or not. IF inflated, the tribunal will CANCEL the identified inflated votes and examine whether a re-run in the affected areas will be able to affect the result. I make BOLD to state that the APC petition is DEAD on arrival and an exercise in futility

Really like seriously? Do you really know how to read?

Did you miss the portion he said "So, the total number of 293.072 accredited voters was arrived at by adding successful accreditation and failed accreditation.”

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by mysteriousman(m): 6:21am On Sep 16, 2015
Wike! Wike!! Wike!!! How many times I call u oya start to dey prepare o
Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by jaybee3(m): 6:23am On Sep 16, 2015
kahal29:


Keep giving yourself hope my brother. It's allowed.
For more details see....
http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/09/rivers-gov-poll-only-293072-voters-accredited-inec-tells-tribunal/

Much better link here bro => http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/182673-exclusive-rivers-nyeson-wike-a-goner-inec-document-exposes-fraud-by-pdp-inec-in-guber-poll.html

"INEC insiders said the only ground that could explain the number of accredited voters in the election exceeding 292,887 is if manual accreditation were used in addition to the use of card readers.

But INEC did not approve the use of manual accreditation for governorship election in any of the states of the Federation.
“The Independent National Electoral Commission wishes to inform all Nigerians that Card Readers will be used for the April 11, 2015 Elections,” Augusta Ogakwu, Secretary to the Commission, said in a statement on April 6.
On Friday, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Kayode Idowu, confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that manual accreditation was not employed in any state for the April 11 elections."

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by jaybee3(m): 6:36am On Sep 16, 2015
Manual accreditation not allowed according to Jega

http://progressivechange.com.ng/index.php/2015/06/20/jegainecdisowns-rivers-election-manual-acreditation-of-voters-in-rivers-state-gubernatorial-election-not-allowed/


I still don't understand why they inflated votes of an election they would have probably won but then again it may have been inflated so as to provide some sort of assurance that the similar figures they churned out during the presidential election was no gimmick

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by ddippset(m): 6:37am On Sep 16, 2015
LastSurvivor:
Conduct the election 30times in rivers and APC will still loose, am not a fan of WIke but APC is not a party of SS.
Meanwhile, why is it only the Police and Soldiers testifying against Wike, even when they failed in their duty to protect the people and their votes, something is fishy..
but this is Nigeria. APC and amaechi will now use the police, army and inec to manipulate votes especially in the riverine areas. So that your theory that apc will win 30 times wil not work again. This time no gesilia Kan, no Jonathan, no army, no police for pdp. I know you would say but but buhari promised change. Yes he did, but let the chance start after the rivers election.

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by azimibraun: 6:48am On Sep 16, 2015
APC and Ameachi using the police and what? Did you read the portion that said a policeman was even wise enough to take pictures and was willing to admit it as evidence and was turned down? People know Change has come and the media is even more alive and people can now express themselves without fear. Somebody already surrendered and said it's photoshoped.

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by shiinihost: 6:54am On Sep 16, 2015
TonyeBarcanista:
That the card reader captured 290k voters doesn't translate to ONLY '290k' voters were accredited. I'm well aware that majority of electorates voted without card reader due to mal-function of the reader. There is NO section within the Electoral act that nullifies voting without the reader. The petitioners are yet to prove their allegation of electoral malpractice. It will boil down to forensic analysis and checks whether the votes were inflated or not. IF inflated, the tribunal will CANCEL the identified inflated votes and examine whether a re-run in the affected areas will be able to affect the result. I make BOLD to state that the APC petition is DEAD on arrival and an exercise in futility

I do not usually comment on political threads But what you just wrote is trash.

I was an APO during the last election and here is the instruction from Inec.

Even If incidence forms are to be filled, the voters PVC must be captured FIRST. it is when the Biometrics fails that you issue incidence form.
All incidence forms have had their PVC captured and all the records including those that couldn't be biometrically verified are also logged.

So my brother, you should say what you know.

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by MrMcJay(m): 7:00am On Sep 16, 2015
TonyeBarcanista:
That the card reader captured 290k voters doesn't translate to ONLY '290k' voters were accredited. I'm well aware that majority of electorates voted without card reader due to mal-function of the reader. There is NO section within the Electoral act that nullifies voting without the reader. The petitioners are yet to prove their allegation of electoral malpractice. It will boil down to forensic analysis and checks whether the votes were inflated or not. IF inflated, the tribunal will CANCEL the identified inflated votes and examine whether a re-run in the affected areas will be able to affect the result. I make BOLD to state that the APC petition is DEAD on arrival and an exercise in futility

In Lagos, you predicted that Obanikoro would win, he lost.
In 2011, You predicted that Dosunmu would win Lagos, he lost.

Immediately after this, you switched loyalty and praised ACN for about 2 years before they denied you financial protection.

In 2015, you predicted that Agbaje would win Lagos, he was beaten.
You also predicted that Jonathan would win, yet he lost.

Over time, I have come to realise that whatever you say, the opposite is always the result as you have no scruples, no fundamental understanding of politics, and no knowledge of the law.

Keep on infecting PDP with your electoral bad luck as Wike is already a goner. The best is for PDP to begin preparing for a rerun.

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by kahal29: 7:02am On Sep 16, 2015
TonyeBarcanista:
I have been following proceedings. My position remains unchanged

Even though you wouldn't want to admit it publicly for obvious reasons I know within me that you have your fears about the revelations coming from the rivers tribunal.

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by Nobody: 7:12am On Sep 16, 2015
Wike they are just trying you. If you win they will go and sit down

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by kahal29: 7:12am On Sep 16, 2015
maddock:


Really like seriously? Do you really know how to read?

Did you miss the portion he said "So, the total number of 293.072 accredited voters was arrived at by adding successful accreditation and failed accreditation.”

Ask him oh

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by donholy28(m): 7:12am On Sep 16, 2015
Rigging is about to take place...9ja
Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by adenine02: 7:12am On Sep 16, 2015
sad
the rigging in rivers election is overwelmin

i jus feel like d post shld b takin frm wike and givn to peter

buh dt will not happen

a rerun is fr sure

and peters changes is getin smaller cos

wike is doin everytin at is posseson to buy rivr pple to es side

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by niceguy7(m): 7:13am On Sep 16, 2015
Hmmm.....fowl yarnsh go soon open!!!

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Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by Notion(m): 7:14am On Sep 16, 2015
Naija at it best again lipsrsealed
Re: Rivers Tribunal: How Area Commander Supervised Ballot Thumb-printing –Police by mznuez(f): 7:14am On Sep 16, 2015
grin Is it for the past election or upcoming

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