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POLITICS NEWS: INEC’s delay on election result slowing down Oni’s petition, says group

POLITICS NEWS: INEC’s delay on election result slowing down Oni’s petition, says group

Publish date: 2022-07-03 00:10:52 | Author: Abiodun Nejo | Source: punchng.com

The Segun Oni Campaign Organisation of the Social Democratic Party in Ekiti State said on Saturday that the Independent National Electoral Commission had not uploaded the result of the June 18 governorship election on its server two weeks after.

SOCO Director of Media, Jackson Adebayo, said that the delay by INEC was “making compilation of materials by the legal team and filing of petition by the SDP governorship candidate, Asiwaju Segun Oni, to challenge the victory of the All Progressives Congress candidate, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, at the election petition tribunal pretty difficult”.

Adebayo, in a statement in Ado Ekiti, titled, ‘EKiti: Segun Oni accuses INEC of delaying release of results to server to perfect falsified APC’s result figures”, alleged that INEC deliberately delayed the uploading of results of the Ekiti governorship election on its server “to perfect the falsified figures of results awarded to the APC candidate, Oyebanji, as the winner.

THE SOCO spokesperson said, “This should be investigated because INEC has no excuse for withholding upload of the results two weeks after the election”.

INEC advises voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Saturday said it was closely monitoring the security situation in Osun, ahead of July 16 governorship election.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this in Abuja at a special meeting of the Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security.

The meeting was convened to review security arrangement and plans to ensure a successful governorship poll in the state.

“Meanwhile, the state office has compiled the Voter Identification Numbers (VINs) of the cards and the commission has already reprinted the PVCs for the affected voters.

“I willl  like to assure all valid registrants in Osun  that no one will be disenfranchised on account of such incidence.

“It is futile for anyone to attempt to vote using another person’s PVC. The Bimodal Voter Accreditation System will expose such fraud and persons apprehended will be prosecuted under the law,” Yakubu said.

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