A civil society gorup, the Election Network has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INE), to be bold and immediately announce the results of the governorship elections in Imo and Kano States
The group in a statement made available to Thesheet.ng on Monday, said INEC’s refusal to announce the result could lead to a breakdown of law and order in both states.
“We are closely monitoring the situation in Imo and Kano states where tensions are flaring over the potential manipulation of the results of the elections.
“Based on the verified results available to us, the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party is in the lead in both states. In Imo state, the party has about 50 per cent advantage over its closest rivals including the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Action Alliance (AA) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA),” the statement reads in part.
The group also said Imo and Kano states are volatile in this ele ction cycle and holding on to the results of the elections in both states could further worsen the situation.
“The will of the people must be respected and the electoral commission, INEC should now take the bull by its horn and announce the results immediately to prevent a breakdown of law and order in both states which have been very volatile during this electoral cycle.
“Any attempts to thwart the will of the people could lead to dire consequences,” the statement stated.