JUST IN: Arthur Obi-Okafor, SAN, Writes NBA President, ECNBA Chair And Secretary, Calls For Post Election Audit

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One of presidential candidate in the just concluded 2018 NBA general election, Arthur Obi-Okafor, SAN is requesting that an independent and preparatory forensic post-election audit be carried out.
This was contained in a letter written to the NBA President, AB Mahmoud, Electoral Committee Chairman , Prof Yadudu Auwalu and the ECNBA Secretary, Bolaji Agoro, dated 23rd August, made available to TheNigerialawyer.
According to Arthur, SAN the essence of the post- election audit is to address the irregularities and malpractices suspected in the election.
Below read the letters
23rd of August, 2018
Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud, SAN The President
Nigerian Bar Association
NBA House
Abuja.
My Brother Silk,
RE: POST ELECTION AUDIT
Further to the controversy surrounding the recently conducted NBA elections, it has become imperative that the independent and participatory forensic post-election audit promised by the leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association in the publication titled ‘Press Statement By The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) On The 2018 National Officers Election’ dated 31S` July, 2018 and published at http://nigerianbar.org.ng/index.php/news1/466-press-statement-by-the-nigerian-bar-association-:nba-on-the-2018-national-officers-election be conducted without further delay.
This audit is necessary in order to address the several malpractices and irregularities including but not limited to voter identity theft by way of the use of fraudulent email addresses hosted on malicious websites (such as firemail.cc, airmail.cc and openmailbox.org), through which over one thousand five hundred (1500) votes were casted, as well as inability of several voters to receive their passwords due to fraudulent alteration of phone numbers/emails and interception of passwords.
It is important to note that some of these irregularities were complained about, orally and in writing, by my agent and ICT representative during the elections but were not attended to.
I am convinced that a credible participatory post-election audit will reveal the true winner of the presidential election.
I will further appeal that this audit be carried out on or before Saturday, 26th of August, 2018.
I look forward to your urgent action
Kind regards
Arthur Obi Okafor SAN
23rd of August, 2018
Prof Auwalu Yadudu
The Secretary
Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (ECNBA) NBA House
Abuja.
Dear Sir
RE: POST ELECTION AUDIT
Further to the controversy surrounding the recently conducted NBA elections, it has become imperative that the independent and participatory forensic post-election audit promised by the President of the Nigerian Bar Association in the publication titled ‘Press Statement By The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) On The 2018 National Officers Election’ dated 31st July, 2018 and published at http://nigerianbar.org.ng/index.php/news1/466-press-statement-by-the-nigerian-bar-association-:nba-on-the-2018-national-officers-election be conducted without further delay.
This audit is necessary in order to address the several malpractices and irregularities that marred the elections, some of which were complained about orally and in writing by my agent and ICT representative during the elections, including but not limited to voter identity theft by way of the use of fraudulent email addresses hosted on malicious websites (such as firemail.cc, airmail.cc and openmailbox.org), through which over one thousand five hundred (1500) votes were casted, as well as inability of several voters to receive their passwords due to fraudulent alteration of phone numbers/emails and interception of passwords.
I am convinced that a credible participatory post-election audit will reveal the true winner of the presidential election.
I will furth ppeal that this audit be carried out on or before Saturday, 26th of August, 2018.
I look forward to your urgent action.
kind regards
Arthur Obi Okafor SAN
23rd of August, 2018
Bolaji Agoro. Esq
The Secretary
Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (ECNBA) NBA House
Abuja.
Dear Sir
RE: POST ELECTION AUDIT
Further to the controversy surrounding the recently conducted NBA elections, it has become imperative that the independent and participatory forensic post-election audit promised by the President of the Nigerian Bar Association in the publication titled ‘Press Statement By The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) On The 2018 National Officers Election’ dated 31st July, 2018 and published at http://nigerianbar.org.ng/index.php/news1/466-press-statement-by-the-nigerian-bar-association-:nba-on-the-2018-national-officers-election be conducted without further delay.
This audit is necessary in order to address the several malpractices and irregularities that marred the elections, some of which were complained about orally and in writing by my agent and ICT representative during the elections, including but not limited to voter identity theft by way of the use of fraudulent email addresses hosted on malicious websites (such as firemail.cc, airmail.cc and openmailbox.org), through which over one thousand five hundred (1500) votes were casted, as well as inability of several voters to receive their passwords due to fraudulent alteration of phone numbers/emails and interception of passwords.
I am convinced that a credible participatory post-election audit will reveal the true winner of the presidential election.
I will furth ppeal that this audit be carried out on or before Saturday, 26th of August, 2018.
I look forward to your urgent action.
kind regards
Arthur Obi Okafor SAN
Below copy of his letters in PDF format
Post election Audit A.B. Mahmud SAN2