Statement on Denial of Access
to Results Collation Centres
(As at 8:00pm, Saturday, 9th March 2019)
Election Rigging ALERT: YIAGA AFRICA Condemns plots by the military and party agents to compromise the results collation process
Reports reaching the YIAGA AFRICA Watching the Vote data centre reveals that WTV observers and other observer groups have been denied access to observe the result collation process in the following Local Government collation centres
|S/N||State||Local Government Area Collation Center||Perpetrator|
|1.||Akwa I bom||Uran LGA Results Collation Center |
Ukanafun LGA Results Collation Center
Ikot-Epene LGA Results Collation Center
| Military Officers|
|2||Rivers State||Eleme Results Collation Center|
Asari- Toru Results Collation Center
Oyigbo Results Collation Centers
Gokana Results Collation Center
Opobo Results Collation Center
|3||Zamfara||Tsafe LGA Results Collation Center||Security Agents|
YIAGA AFRICA calls on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to as a matter of urgency ensure that access is granted to observer groups to observe the results collation process at the LGA and state level. YIAGA AFRICA notes that the lack of transparency in the results collation process will undermine the integrity of the elections in those locations. YIAGA AFRICA calls on security agencies especially the military to refrain from interfering with the results collation process.
YIAGA AFRICA once again reiterates its earlier position that military interference with the electoral process is a fundamental breach of the Constitution of Nigeria and a threat to our electoral democracy.
Dr. Hussaini Abdu
Chair, Watching The Vote Working Group
Executive Director, YIAGA AFRICA
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