The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of Akwa Ibom state, Mike Igini, has alleged that they are accusing him of rigging the election because his accusers wanted him to compromise the election but he refused.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state accused Igini of collaborating with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to rig the election.
However, Igini, in an interview with The Nation, said his accusers wanted him to compromise the elections.
He said: “The very people who wanted me to compromise are the ones who are accusing me. They are the ones who wanted me to travel abroad to hold a secret meeting with them and I said no.
“I said why do you want to go abroad and discuss the affairs of an electoral process outside Nigeria? Why do you want me to enter aeroplane and go to where? If you want to have a meeting with me, come to my office.
“Since I have been in this state, anybody who says he has given me pure water, let him or her come forward and say so. All those who contested the elections whether in PDP or APC or any party, I don’t know them other than their lists of the names.
“As I speak to you, I don’t have their contacts, even those who won. If I see them on the way, I won’t recognise them.”
Igini also added: “In Akwa Ibom, apart from 1999, they have not been delivering ballot papers results sheets to polling units.
“They have been writing results in Akwa Ibom state. There were no genuine elections in the state and I said there has to be a paradigm shift to the side of the will of the people.”