Former president Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, wrote an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, over the ongoing collation of the presidential elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the refusal of the commission to use its server for immediate transmission of results from polling units.
Nigerians have been worried over INEC’s delay in sending results from polling units to its IReV result portal, which has raised suspicions on the election’s credibility.
Reacting to the worries of Nigerians, Obasanjo, in his letter, alleged that “it is no secret that INEC officials, at operational level, have been allegedly compromised to make what should have worked not to work and to revert to manual transmission of results which is manipulated and the results doctored.”
He wrote, “I crave the indulgence of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency General Muhammadu Buhari, to make this statement because I have had the opportunity to keep him aware of what I know is happening and the danger looming ahead.
“On many occasions in the past, I have not hesitated to point out lacuna in the actions of the President and his government. But as far as the election issues are concerned, the President has proved beyond reasonable doubt that he will want to leave a legacy of free, fairt ransparent and credible elections.
“Until last Saturday night, February 25, 2023, the good and noble plan and preparation for the elections seemed to be going well.
“For the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a lot of money was spent to introduce Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), and the Server for immediate transmission of results from polling units.”
For the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a lot of money was spent to introduce Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), and the Server for immediate transmission of results from polling units.
— Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo (@Oolusegun_obj) February 27, 2023
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