CSOs task INEC on timely release of presidential election result


A coalition of about 20 South-East based Human Rights and Democracy Organisations, SBCHROs, has expressed concern over the delay by the INEC in releasing and declaring the winner of last Saturday’s presidential election, saying that the commission has put Nigerians in a state of anxiety.

The group has therefore admonished INEC not to set the country on fire by its action as according to the group, “the 2019 Presidential Poll in Nigeria has suffered litany of ungodly delays and other satanic influences”.

In a statement jointly signed by the leaders of the various groups that make up the coalition, it noted that “the delays by the Independent National Electoral Commission in tabulating and announcing the results of the Poll in record time are getting Nigerians sicker and pushing them to maximum limits of their patience.

“INEC must therefore avoid setting the country on fire with intractable or calamitous consequences in which neither the APC led Federal Government nor the opposition PDP nor INEC and its officials will be spared if ignited.

“The Commission must also ensure that all the results in its possession particularly those of the Presidential Poll are in tandem with every result generated from the country’s 176,000 polling booths; duly signed and held in duplicate by agents of the participating political parties.”