INEC Under Pressure to Alter South East Election Results – US Congressman
A United State Congressman, Chris Smith has raised alarm by some element wanting to alter the Nigerian Election Results of the South Easterners of Nigeria.
Chris Smith is a Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa
Speaking about the Nigerian Election, he has this to say:
“Yesterday, Nigeria voted. Today, votes are being counted. I am very concerned by credible reports that the vote is being tampered with. To avoid any manipulation of the tally, it is critical that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announce without delay actual results — which are certified by party agents and observers — at each polling unit as the vote is tabulated.
“Well-placed sources report that in some states and localities — including Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo, Abia — INEC commissioners are receiving enormous pressure to alter poll results. This must not be allowed to happen.
“The eyes of the United States, of Africa, and the world are upon Nigeria and INEC. I also ask Secretary Michael Pompeo to hold accountable anyone who seeks to cheat the Nigerian people — who have waited patiently — of their vote or foments violence.”
Read the statement made by Rep. Chris Smith on the outcome of the Nigerian Election here
We will recall that the Igbo’s in Lagos were attacked and made not to vote at the Okota area of Lagos State, this led to the stoning of one Mr Demola of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC).
Mr. Demola was reported to have died but in a later upturn of events, is was also reported to have been rescued by the Igbos in Okota and taking to Lagos State University Teaching hospital for treatment.