House of Representatives member-elect and spokesman of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, has described the ongoing collation of presidential election results as “unconstitutional.”
He also told the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to halt the collation.
Ugochinyere, in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, warned that the process if not halted, was a possible invitation to anarchy that must be averted.
The statement reads; “As a constitutional lawyer, foremost advocate for credible election, Spokesperson of the opposition Coalition and elected member of the Nigerian parliament, I have come to the conclusion to advise that in the national interest that the ongoing collation of results be halted in view of the compromise of the collation process and violation of the provision of the Electoral Act.
“According to Section 64 (4) of the Electoral Act…..”A returning officer at an election can only collate and announce the result of an election subject to verification and confirmation that the accreditation number and votes stated on the collated result are correct and consistent with votes or results recorded and transmitted directly from the polling units.”
He alleged that the results being collated were cooked up figures by a group.
Ugochinyere said: “Clearly, the results being collated were not transmitted directly from the polling units, but cooked figures by a group of rogue governors, who were the same elements behind the Omuma Magic compromise of the voters’ register and should be stopped before this illegality throws Nigeria into national confusion.”