Too many controversies trailing presidential election, apologise to Nigerians – Ikubese


Dr. Thomas-Wilson Ikubese, Convener of the YesWeFit Revolutionary Movement, has demanded that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, apologize to Nigerians over the purported controversies trailing the presidential election held on Saturday.

Ikubese urged that the electoral body cancel the ongoing collation process and reorganize another election to restore the confidence of Nigerians in the electoral process.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the medical practitioner appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene for the sake of the peace of the country.

He said after the polls, ad-hoc personnel of INEC were unable to upload the results to the IReV server via the BVAS machine.

He stated that the development had raised avoidable suspicions, particularly that the commission had been attributing the hitches to technical reasons.

“The introduction of BVAS and iREV ensures that it will be one-man-one-vote and that the figures of votes cast per polling unit will be transmitted immediately to the INEC portal untampered as reflected in the new electoral act 2022

“A few that managed to upload did so using the offline mode, a process that many claimed is subject to manipulation.

“Since the serial announcement of results began at the National Collation Center in Abuja on Sunday 26th February 2023, political parties have raised serious objections to the figures being assigned to their parties, claiming that these digits do not reflect the votes cast at the various polling units across the country.”

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