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Results Collation: CSOs Call On INEC To Ensure Compliance With Electoral Guidelines

9 March 2019 News

A group of Civil Society Organizations has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, to ensure strict Compliance with electoral guidelines on collation of results at Ward, Local Government and State levels.

The group made the call in Abuja, while briefing Newsmen on the preliminary findings of today’s elections.

The CSOs which comprises of YIAGA Africa, Situation Room and Cleen Foundation observed high voter aparthy across the states despite early commencement of polls.

According to the Chairman Watching the vote group under YIAGA Africa, Dr Hussaini Abdu, there were cases of missing and incomplete materials at Rufu RAC Ussa LGA of Taraba State, part of Lagos and Ibadan South East respectively.

He also observed INEC adhoc Staff protesting non payment of allowance from previous elections, as well as few areas of voting with out using smart card reader in Shehuri Hausari Mairi Ward 11, in Bama LGA of Borno State.

On his part the convener of the Civil Society Situation Room, Dr Clement Nwakwo condemned the involvement of Military personnel in election process, especially in Anam LGA of Akwa Ibom and the arrest of poll officials by the Military.

He called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to ensure accountability for erring Military officers.

Still on Security issues, the Executive Director CLEEN Foundation, Mr Benson Olugbua commended the Nigeria Police force for exhibiting good conduct during the voting process across the states.

While pointing out that there were still cases of vote buying and selling In states like Sokoto, Zamfara, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Ekiti among others, commended INEC for improved logistics for the election.

By/Julian Osamoto/Abuja

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