- Election observer group, (WARDC), has spoken about the conduct of 2019 general elections
- According to the WARDC, electoral officers were held hostage and even shot during the polls
- The group, however, vowed to name those who were involved in the electoral violence
Election observer group, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC), on Thursday, March 28, declared that it would expose those that truncated the 2019 general polls.
Daily Sun reports that WARDC’s executive director, Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, made this known at a meeting on vote-buying and political corruption, in Abuja.
Akiyode-Afolabi said: “Electoral officers were held hostage, hijacked and even shot. I don’t think in our electoral history we’ve got to that level where electoral officers can not sit and declare results without interference of political thugs and security officers.
“If we had reports, how come professors who were the returning officers are not coming out to talk about it. We need a public hearing, for people to talk about what happened, so that it won’t be repeated.
“After the audit, we are going to make our recommendations to the institutions involved; we are going to name names and shame those who are supposed to be shamed.“
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported some foreign observers commended the INEC and Nigerians for transparency and credibility of the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The team under the platform of Independent Foreign Observers at a press conference this Sunday, February 24, in Abuja said from the reports filed in by their observers deployed all around Nigeria, there was a high turnout of voters across the country.
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Stating that such turnout was impressive, the team leader, Stuart Young, said both supporters of the APC and the PDP actively cast their ballots for their respective candidates.
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