BREAKING: LABOUR PARTY REJECTS ‘DOCTORED’ PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS, ACCUSES INEC OF COMPLICITY IN RIGGING
Text read by Julius Abure, LP National Chairman As we are all aware, Nigeria held its general elections yesterday, an exercise that is ongoing as I speak.
Yesterday, February 25, 2023, the Independent National Electoral Commission carried out elections nationwide for Presidential and National Assembly position.
The exercise has left millions of Nigerians disappointed and disillusioned because of the unprofessional conduct of state and non-state actors who participated in the process.
This press conference is to address the serious matters arising from the 2023 election, an extremely important election for Nigeria’s peace and development.
THE FAILURE OF INEC TO ABIDE BY THE PUBLISHED AND AGREED PROCESS by its conduct, has caused millions of Nigerians, particularly the teeming youth, who took part in this election with high hopes of a free and fair transparent process to hold strong feelings of disappointment and disillusionment.
The Electoral Act was amended in 2022 for the electronic transmission of results after they are declared at the polling units.
Nigerians participated in this process with the belief that the use of technology and adherence to the agreed electronic transmission of results to INEC servers at polling units would ensure free, fair, and transparent election.
Traditionally, Nigerians know that previous elections witnessed manipulations of results by desperate politicians at collation centres and polling units.
But, yesterday, Saturday, February 25, 2023, the very process which INEC assured Nigerians would be followed was truncated for whatever reasons. No matter what those reasons are, they are totally unacceptable to Nigerians and members of our party.
INEC servers shut down, and ONLY PRESIDENTIAL elections could not be uploaded onto the INEC server. The Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) did not work as planned.
This failure has undoubtedly given room for manipulating the presidential results being announced by the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu at the Collation Centre in Abuja.
We have sufficient documentary evidence that confirms that manipulations of the presidential election results have occurred in Lagos State, Rivers State, Imo State, parts of Edo State, Delta State, and some Northern states.