By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The Chairman of Atiku-Obi Presidential Campaign Organization, Anambra State, Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze has called on INEC to publicise polling unit results as well as other materials used for the purpose of 2019 presidential election.
Obaze who made the call in a statement made available to journalists in Awka described as intriguing, INEC’s continued hold of polling unit results and other election materials, long after the presidential election results were announced.
He insisted that INEC’s refusal to make the election materials public creates room for doubts and speculations.
Obaze said, “Whatever the encumbrances, INEC must defend its statutory position as an unbiased umpire by releasing election materials for public scrutiny and complying with court orders where applicable.
‘By its conduct, INEC have created room for speculation and imaginations to roam freely. Indeed, Nigerians now wonder what INEC is hiding from them.”
The former governoship candidate of the PDP in the 2017 governorship election in the state argued that polling unit results are not INEC property but that of Nigerian voters and the legacy of dozens that tragically lost their lives while trying to defend their votes.
He urged the electoral umpire to stop dithering but rather acquit itself and prove to the world that it is neutral by releasing the Nigerian presidential election polling unit results.