June 23, 2024

Obi expresses dismay over lingering delay in announcing Abia/Enugu guber results

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Obi expresses dismay over lingering delay in announcing Abia/Enugu guber results

*Charges INEC to ensure fast track process of declaration 

The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has frowned at the continued delay in releasing the governorship results of Abia and Enugu states and charges the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to accelerate their action.

He noted in a statement from his media office on Tuesday that further delay will question the commission’s intent and credibility of the election.

The Former Anambra State Governor urged the commission to FasTrack their review and quench the anxiety of Nigerians particularly citizens of the two states.

“Having carefully followed the unfolding Events relating to the Gubernatorial Elections in the above two States, let me categorically emphasize the imperative of releasing the Gubernatorial Election Results of Abia and Enugu States immediately.

“I am aware that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said they are reviewing the Collation of the Results in these two States. However, I would like to urge them to accelerate action on this, as their continued delay is questioning INEC’s intent and the credibility of the Election.

Obi expressed disappointment that Forty-Eight hours after the election was conducted results are still being delayed.

“It’s disheartening that the Commission is unable to resolve whatever issues that are holding the release of the results”

“The records of elections from polling units should not be difficult to calculate if the electoral officials are committed to the integrity of the exercise, and the stipulated guidelines.”

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