The Labour Party has issued a statement to all its agents nationwide to submit the actual results from their polling units in the February 25, presidential election.
This may be perceived as a pre-emptive measure in preparation for a legal battle after the declaration of the presidential election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission, in a few hours.
The major contenders in the presidential election were the Labour Party, the All Progressives Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party and the New Nigeria Peoples Party.
There have been speculations of massive rigging and manipulation of the process by some state governors, especially in Rivers and Lagos states, in fact, during the announcement of the results on Monday, at the National Collation Centre in Abuja by the INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, the LP agent, Umaru Ibrahim Farouk, stormed out together with other party agents, alleging that the system had been compromised.
In a recent tweet on Tuesday, via the party’s official Twitter handle, the LP said, “All Labour Party agents are by this notice asked to send the actual results of Form EC8A and EC8B especially those from Lagos and Rivers states ie the captured image results at the polling units and ward levels to this WhatsApp number; 08106679860. It is urgent!.”