The Independent National Electoral Commission has been urged by the Labour Party in Nasarawa State to urgently upload the presidential and national assembly election results from the state’s 13 local government areas to the commission’s computer.
Due to INEC’s delay in publishing the results, the party also encouraged its followers to maintain peace and refrain from protesting.
Alexander Emmanuel, the state chairman of the Labour party, made the request at a news conference on Sunday evening in Lafia, the capital of the Nasarawa state.
“INEC should urgently upload the election results from Saturday as promised before the national election in 2023,” he said. Nigerians are worried by their failure to post the election results, particularly our party’s followers in Nasarawa state.
“The results are not being posted on the INEC system, according to the information we are getting from our polling agents throughout the state’s 13 local government areas, which is why we are holding this news conference.
“INEC promised to ensure that election results in this year’s election were communicated electronically, but as of Saturday, the election results had not yet been posted to the system.
“We worry and fear that if the election results are not transferred from the voting places, they might be falsified. These should be relayed from the polling places rather than the collation centers.
While expressing gratitude to the security forces for keeping the state’s polls lawful and orderly, Emmanuel praised INEC for introducing innovations to this year’s election, particularly with the implementation of the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System.
He also expressed his gratitude to the state’s citizens for turning out in large numbers to support the Labour Party’s presidential and national assembly candidates.