On November 11, 2023, reports and images of a prefilled result sheet from Ogori-Magongo Local Government Areas in Kogi state have gone viral on social media. The incident was said to have occurred at the Eni Ward of the Local Government Area.
The CDD War Room contacted our Observers and Soldiers of Mouth on the field to determine the veracity of the claim.
Both CDD observers and soldiers of mouth confirmed the claim to be true. They said they saw the prefilled result sheet at polling unit 004, Ogori-Magongo, Kogi state.
Attached below is the details of the location and polling unit where the pre-filled result sheet was sighted.
Incident Location: Ogori-Magongo
Polling Unit Number: 004
PU Name: Aje Compound
Short Incidence: PU Result form was discovered pre-filled.
Also, our Soldier of Mouth has confirmed that several polling units in Ogori-Magongo LGA had the same issues as regards already filled result sheets. However, numerous reports of late commencement of voting has been reported due to the late arrival of ballot papers.
We can confirm that the various party agents across six polling units in Ogori-Magongo objected to the pre-filled forms. Hence, voting has stopped in the six polling units as at the time of compiling this report.
The CDD War Room can confirm that an image of a prefilled result sheet from Ogori-Magongo Local Government Areas was found in Kogi state. The image being circulated shows election result for a polling unit where accreditation and voting is still ongoing.