The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to facilitate the release of the results of the governoship elections held in Abia and Enugu States as the further delay may crate the feelings that the results has been compromised.
The Labour Party Presidential Candidate made this disclosure in a statement, released by the Obi-Datti Media Office, in Abuja, on Tuesday.
He criticized the persistent delay in releasing the results of both elections held over 48 hours ago.
Obi stated that further delay will raise question on the commission’s intent and credibility of the election.
The Former Anambra state governor urged the commission to FasTrack their review and allay the worry of Nigerians particularly the electorates of the two states.
He said, “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.”
He said he was disappointed that “Forty-Eight hours” after the Elections were conducted, it is disheartening that the Commission is yet to resolve whatever Issues that are holding back the release of the Results.
“The Records of the Elections from Polling Units should not be difficult to calculate if the Electoral Officials are committed to the integrity of the Exercise in line with the stipulated Guidelines.” He added.