Poll results being doctored in Imo, Rivers, Lagos – LP D-G Osuntokun
Akin Osuntokun, the director-general of the Labour Party presidential campaign, has alleged poll results from Imo, Rivers, and Lagos states are being manipulated to favour the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said this in his statement issued on Sunday. Osuntokun alleged voters were deliberately disenfranchised in the affected areas with connivance of the electoral umpires.
He said, “INEC Should Not Throw Nigeria into crisis. First, we are grateful to God that the Nigerian election has not become the bloodshed that many enemies of our dear country had predicted.
“We thank Nigerian people that in spite of the glaring failures of INEC and the deliberate criminality of status quo politicians they came out and stayed throughout and peacefully cast their votes.
“We are grateful to young Nigerians for their fate in Nigeria and the vision of greatness and justice we have offered them.
“We note that many polling units in Rivers State, Imo state, Delta state, and Lagos state did not vote because INEC did not send any voting materials and officials to these places. In the case of Unit 16, Ward 53 at Ogbogoro Secondary in Obio-Akpo LGA with more than 700 voters who are strong Labour Party supporters.
“This selective disenfranchisement violates the constitutional rights of Nigeria and a deliberate plan to deny the Labour Party of deserved sweeping victory at the polls.
“At this point, we want to alert Nigerians that the rest lies on INEC. INEC’s performance in this election has been disgraceful.
“We are sad that there is an unnecessary delay in transmitting results from across the country.
“We are alerting INEC that Nigerian youths are impatient and would not accept any deliberate failure to transmit the real results.
“Nigerian people will not accept any later transmission of fake results. We have received intelligence of effort being made in Imo State, Rivers State, Lagos State, and several other states to compromise the results.”