CEC asked to immediate resign after failure in conducting free, fair and transparent election in NA46

May 13, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Peshawar: Hamidullah Jan Afridi, former MNA and a candidate from NA46 Khyber Agency, asked the Chief Election Commissioner to immediate resign from his office after failure in conducting free, fair and transparent elections, and also demanded to conduct an impartial inquiry into mismanagement, and allegedly rigging in this NA46 constituency.

Speaking at news conference here at press club on Monday, alleged that the election commission polling staff had involved a prepoll rigging, whose replaced actual electoral rolls with support of opponent candidates, meant at to defeat him in the elections.

He further alleged that an employee of election commission had provided copies of voter lists to his opponent candidates, but declined to give copies by asking to get from rivals, which was totally discriminatory attitude and glare example of mismanagement on part of the ECP. He said it was totally failure of election commission to conduct free, fair and transparent election in NA46 constituency.

The former MNA said that the role of Chief Election commissioner, Fakhruddin G Ebrahim was remained vague for taking any notice of rigging issue and against the allegedly involvement of staff.

Mr Afridi explained that more than 200 copies of electoral rolls were missed of NA46, particularly his tribe, while voter lists of Durrani and Kurram Agency polling stations also missed. He added only seven copes of voter lists were provided at Durrani polling station, but not original one.

Flanked by the Afridi Student’s Federation president Jamil Afridi along with elders, he alleged that opponent candidates had given bribe to election commission staff and teacher performing duties at various polling stations in NA46 constituency, to convert his possible victory into defeat in the elections. He, however, made it clear that the rivals would not succeed by such weaken attempts, and will face ultimate defeat in the polls.

Terming the firing incident in Shakas polling station as mere a drama of opponent candidates, he said that a majority of votes were polled in his favour despite commotion and suspension of polling process on May 11. He claimed that the turnout was remained 80 per cent at three polling stations include Jalozai, Durrani and Kurram.

He demanded for immediate removal of election commission staffs designated for duties at three polling stations, and to conduct a impartial inquiry into sealing off the ballot boxes and rigging in NA46.