Peter Obi’s party, Labour Party, has called for the cancellation of the ongoing presidential election as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, cannot upload results into its server from the polling units.
Recall that 24 hours after the election, INEC released a statement explaining why the public cannot view the presidential election results on their viewing portal. According to them, the problem is totally due to technical hitches related to scaling up the IReV from a platform for managing off-season, State elections, to one for managing nationwide general elections.
Read their state here: INEC Explains Why Election Results Cannot Be Accessed On Their Viewing Portal At The Moment
Meanwhile, the national chairman of the party, Julius Abure has called for the cancellation of the Presidential election. He made the call in a statement saying that INEC has given room for doubt in the credibility of the process.
He said that the inability of INEC to upload results after over 12 hours is worrisome and called it electoral robbery. He spoke specifically about Rivers state which after the presidential and national assembly elections held on Saturday; where thugs believed to be agents of the state government invaded various polling units and collation centers, took away election materials including the results sheets, manipulated the BVAS machines, and uploaded fake results into the Central portal.
“We took particular note of incidences in places like Obio/Akpor, Khana, Eleme, Obigbo, Rumukoro and several other areas where Labour Party was clearly leading in virtually all the polling units with very wide margins.” Abure further said.