Election result: You hold Nigeria’s destiny, don’t declare poll inconclusive – Ohanaeze tells INEC


Following the conduct of the presidential election, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, on Sunday said the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Yakubu Mahmood is holding the destiny of over 300 million Nigerians

Ohanaeze made the remark while urging Yakubu not to cause a constitutional crisis by declaring the election inconclusive.

The Secretary-General of Ohanaeze, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, urged the INEC boss not to announce the wrong results.

Speaking to a reporter, Isiguzoro said Yakubu should be part of history that ensured a credible, free, and fair election in Nigeria.

He said: “INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu must do the right thing and be a part of history that would usher in a new Nigeria for the betterment of his children and grandchildren.

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“He should not throw away integrity and slaughter the image of the country under the altar of monetary inducement.

“He should stand as a man of integrity that conducted the most peaceful, credible, free, and fair election in Nigeria like Humphrey Nwosu in 1993.

“INEC chairman is holding the destiny of over 300 Nigerians in his hands. He should not allow what happened to Nwosu to repeat where election was declared inconclusive.

“Yakubu should resist the devil and ensure he announces the original result collated from the polling units.

“He should not throw Nigeria into a constitutional crisis from tomorrow.”


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