Abia Obidients have lambasted the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) over the electoral umpire’s inconsistency regarding Abia governorship election.
In a statement jointly signed by Comrade Chetachi Ikpe and Ndubueze Obiakwata, Coordinator, Peter Obi Grassroots Movement (POGM), Abia State and Chairman, Obidients Across Parties Alliance(OAPA) respectively, accused INEC of double standards and not being consistent with its inconsistencies.
“Abia Obidients categorically demand that INEC must strive to avoid playing double standards by not being consistent with its inconsistencies regarding the electoral umpire’s bizarre decision to suspend the announcement of Governorship results from Obingwa LGA”.
It would be recalled that INEC earlier today suspended the collation of results in the said LGA for investigation and interrogation
The groups urged INEC to declare the results and advised aggreived members to seek legal redress.
“Using the commission’s position on the presidential election as a precedent, we urge INEC to immediately announce the Obingwa LGA Governorship election result and proceed to announce the winner of the election. It is disheartening when INEC appears to have different set of rules for different political parties and personalities. That is very unhealthy for Nigerian democracy”.