2019 election: INEC asks Ondo collation officer to step aside

2019 election: INEC asks Ondo collation officer to step aside

There was confusion at national collation centre on Monday, February 25, in Abuja as the collation officer for Ondo mixed up number of votes gathered by two political parties - the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Legit.ng reports that following series of mix up of the number of votes, the national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, asked that the collation officer and his colleague step aside to reconcile their results.

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Mahmood further queried if the collation officer needed more light or a ruler for easy reading of the result.

To this, the Ondo collation officer replied that he would need both a ruler and more light.

Mahmood further called on the secretariat to make provision for ruler and light. However, the collation officer was later asked to step down to reconcile his result after he continued with the mistake.

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Immediately he stepped down, vice chancellor of the University of Abuja, Professor Michael Umale Adikwu was called to present the collated results from Kogi state.

Adikwu announced that Kogi with a total of 21 LGAs had 1,640,449 registered voters and 570,773 accredited voters.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the PDP said it would not accept the results of last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections being announced by the INEC.

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The PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, who addressed a press conference in Abuja, described the figures being announced by INEC as incorrect and totally unacceptable.

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Source: Legit.ng

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