Sahara Reporters said that the ballot papers were found at the premises of a local printer in the Essex area of London lying unsecured. The sensitive election materials ought to have arrived in Nigeria earlier in the week, according to a source.
A spokesman for the Independent National Electoral Commission, Kayode Idowu, confirmed to Sahara Reporters that a Nigerian firm Cemoz International Limited was one of the firms awarded the contract to print ballot papers for the 2015 presidential elections.
However, it appears that Cemoz decided to contract out the printing of the ballot papers to a London-based printer to print. Although the serial numbered ballot papers for the presidential elections for several southwest states were seen lying around the premises of the printing company in Essex, a staff member at the company said the firm only had the contract to print some of the ballot papers for Jigawa state.
See the photos of the ballot papers below: