Result Tampering Ongoing In Presidential Election 2019 – Chris Smith, Observer And US Congressman

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Despite the fears Nigerians had preceding the February 2019 presidential election, the exercise has been relatively peaceful, barring some incidents of violence in some areas, Nigerians have actually voted for their presidential and National Assembly positions in the 36 states of the country and are patiently waiting for INEC, the nations electoral body, to release the final result.


However, all does not seem so flawless after all, gathered that Chris Smith , a ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, has alleged that the results are being tampered with in the ongoing Nigerian elections.

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In a message posted on the US house website, Chris Smith is quoted thus;

“Yesterday, Nigeria voted. Today, votes are being counted. I am very concerned by credible reports that the vote is being tampered with. To avoid any manipulation of the tally, it is critical that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announce without delay actual results — which are certified by party agents and observers — at each polling unit as the vote is tabulated.

“Well-placed sources report that in some states and localities — including Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo, Abia — INEC commissioners are receiving enormous pressure to alter poll results. This must not be allowed to happen.

“The eyes of the United States, of Africa, and the world are upon Nigeria and INEC. I also ask Secretary Michael Pompeo to hold accountable anyone who seeks to cheat the Nigerian people — who have waited patiently — of their vote or foments violence.”

The country’s electoral body, INEC has announced that the announcement of results will commerce 11 am on Monday.

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