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The Sunday Review

Nigeria’s main opposition parties Are you calling? for fresh electionsThe following describes the current results announced by the electoral body “heavily doctored and manipulated,” Abuja: In a joint press conferemnt

Their parents said they were proud of them. parties The Peoples Democratic Party, Labour Party and African Democratic Congress made a joint statement Tuesday that stated they would not continue to be part of Abuja’s ongoing collation.

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“We call on the international community to note that the results being declared at the National Collation Centre have been heavily doctored and manipulated and do not reflect the wishes of Nigerians expressed at the polls on February 25, 2023,” They said.

On Tuesday, INEC rejected these calls. Rotimi Oyekanmi was the chief press secretary and he stated in a statement to The Sunday Review that he believed these calls were not being addressed by INEC. “results emanating from the States point to a free, fair and credible process.”

“It is only fair for the aggrieved parties to allow the conclusion of the process and approach the courts with their evidence,” Oyekanmi added.

It election This process has been fraught with controversy. The announcement at Abuja’s national collation centers has witnessed some tension as opposition party members left the centre during Monday’s results announcement.

Many observers, including the European Union, have stated that the election It was not up to expectations. “lacked transparency.” 

“The election fell well short of Nigerian citizens’ reasonable expectations,” A joint observation mission from the International Republican Institute and National Democratic Institute (NDI) was established.

Samson Itodo, the head of Yiaga Africa – Nigeria’s largest independent election monitoring body – echoed worries, saying there was “serious cause for concern” More information about electionHowever, he encouraged Nigerians not to give up on the political process.

Itodo told The Sunday Review’s Zain Asher in an interview Tuesday that three critical issues hampered election Trust: Violence, logistics, technical problems, and trust He had 3,836 monitors deployed across Nigeria by his organization. for The election.

“I would strongly encourage for Nigerians that yes – the election is still in progress. It has not been concluded. There is still a possibility of a runoff. And so we should continue to walk together. We should continue to engage the political process,” He said the same thing.

Ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu is so far leading the race with nearly half of the vote already tallied Tuesday, according to the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) results.

23 states out of 36 have announced their results at the state level. The leading opposition party PDP’s Atiku Abubakar is in second place, according to INEC figures.

His achievements are not without merit. shock win over Tinubu Peter Obi of Lagos State is the much-hailed “The Greatest” ‘third force’ This candidate is currently in 3rd place. 

According to INEC’s iRev results portal, 83.798 out of 176.846 polling units have submitted their results. 

In a strong-worded letter dated Monday, former President Olusegun Obasanjo criticised the electoral process and claimed that results were manipulated.

However, the government advised him to not truncate it elections With “his inciting, self-serving and provocative letter on the elections,” In the following: statement Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information 

APC has however dismissed Obasanjo’s allegations as “frivolous, unfounded, and baseless,” It is important to emphasize that the ex-leader did not provide any proof that the election technology had been manipulated.

APC blasted Obasanjo’s statement as tantamount to “subtly calling” for “a coup against democracy and the constitution.”

The party acknowledged Tinubu’s loss in his stronghold state of Lagos and questioned Obasanjo’s queries into the outcome.

INEC continues to report results, in spite of criticism from the commission.

Yakubu also asked candidates with complaints for redress at the courts, during Monday’s results announcement in Abuja. 

Yakubu stated that he will continue to announce results despite any complaints.