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Cancel all elections that do not pass credibility test, Obasanjo tells Buhari


Cancel all elections that do not pass credibility test, Obasanjo tells Buhari

By Odunayo Odeja

The former president of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo has decried the handling of the presidential election by the Independent National electoral commission saying all election results must pass through electronic processes as planned by the commission.

The former president said the elections of places the electronic processes are not followed must be cancelled for equity and fairness and to ensure a hitch-free electoral process.

The former president made the call in an open letter he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari where he highlighted some irregularities in the Saturday 25th elections.

Obasanjo said despite the huge amount spent for the use of the Bimodal voter Accreditation system(BVAS), INEC operational staff intentionally compromised to encourage the manual transmission of results.

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He said” For the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) a lot of money was spent to introduce the Bimodal voter Accreditation System BVAS and the server for immediate transmission of results from polling units.

“It is no secret that INEC officials at operational levels have been allegedly compromised to make what should have worked not work and to revert to the manual transmission of results which is manipulated and the results doctored.”

He said the INEC Chairman must not claim ignorant because the “results that are br outside BVAS and server are not a true reflection of the will of Nigerians who have made their individual choices.”

He urged the chairman to take the right path to avert the looming crisis in the country.

Obasanjo called on President Buhari to order the cancellation of all election results that do not pass the credibility test.

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