The Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to provide details of the process leading to the results it collated in the Presidential and National Assembly elections of Saturday, 25th February, 2023.
The Convener of the Situation Room, Ene Obi, made the call in Abuja, during the presentation of the third interim report on Wednesday, 1st March, 2023.
Obi said the process was marred by various factors, as a result of which it “cannot be considered to have been credible”.
“The process cannot be considered to have been credible, given the lack of transparency, particularly in the result collation process,” she insisted.
“There can be no confidence in the results of these elections,” she said.
It was expected, she continued, that the “innovative reforms” introduced by INEC, in furtherance of the new electoral Act, 2022, would lead to “efficient and accountable election management”.
“In addition, there was very poor communication from INEC on election day on its challenges with its processes”.
“Its citizens contact numbers did not work, even when there were challenges with uploads to the INEC Results Viewing, IREV Portal.”
The group, in view of the irregularities observed during the polls, urged INEC to conduct an audit of polling units where elections did not take place, in order to ascertain the reasons for the challenges.
Story: Elizabeth Ereke
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