A Group in South Eastern part of Nigeria has countered the result released by Nigeria election organizer, Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, in just concluded November 18 governorship race held in Anambra State.
The group, Eastern Consultative Assembly, ECA, said the poor turn out of electorates were below 100, 000 as against 442,242 figure released by INEC.
This was recorded in a statement released by their General Secretary, Evangelist Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko who alleged that later released result that gave the governor, Willie Obiano return certificate was ‘padded’ as against the actual result duly recorded at individual polling unit across the local governments in the state.
He went on to say the result was announced in a manner to deceive the international community into believing that the ‘election’ was not boycotted by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB as against the early instruction give to them by their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, before military inversion at his hometown.
In his words: “a very dangerous precedent is being set by Government agents, apologists and all sorts of hypocrites and sycophants, who are applauding the Sat. Nov. 18 Governorship elections in Anambra”.
“Whereas INEC officially acknowledged that more than 75% of the 2.2 million voters who collected their PVCs stayed away, observers on the ground believe that more than 90% stayed away.
“But for the inflated figures and the induced “multiple” voters, the grand total of votes cast would have been less than 100,000, instead of the over 400,000 votes bandied about by master riggers”.
“The repulsive cash payments made openly by two political parties at the polling booth is enough to cancel the election and a re-run ordered. The sickening applause of praise singers and other cheerleaders who are actually celebrating the false narrative that the 18th November elections were free and fair, is the beginning of the death of Nigeria.
“Whereas the government, in its desperation to prove that the elections boycott was ineffective and therefore willing to let the charade stand as valid, observers have noted that every contestant will definitely move in bullion vans to each both for cash payments to induce voters in 2019. After all, if the Buhari led government accepted that in Anambra in November 2017, why would anybody complain about the new norm in 2019. Cash payments at voting centres have come to stay, introduced in Anambra on 18th November 2017, and accepted as normal by the Buhari government. It has become one of the great legacies of the Buhari government.
“The central government refuses to investigate, prosecute those behind it and even nullify such dubious elections, probably because the party that was awarded victory does not represent a threat to the ruling party.
He further stated that “as we accept this horrifying anomaly as valid and commendable elections, we are only preparing the death of Nigeria. As we pretend that the election boycott of 18 November 2017 in Anambra is insignificant, we are only warming up to make 2019 election not only laughable but impossible”.
“Nigeria has begun to die, before our very eyes. Truth is buried and falsehood celebrated. As a very sick country, with boiling flashpoints in the North-East and Southeast, prefers to dwell in falsehood built not only on a false unitary structure but now also on a laughable and frightening electoral culture, it is clear to all that the very survival of Nigeria has become doubtful”.
“Let the truth be told, celebrating the Anambra sham elections of 18th November 2017 will obviously kill Nigeria”.
“The South East boils in humiliation, the youth is bitter and sad, political hustlers and the elite club strut about as if all is well. Abuja boasts the frightened and blackmailed political leaders have helped them crush the restructuring clamour with operation python dance. The grave silence in the region is mistakenly taken for acquiescence.
“The central government boasts the South East has been forcefully pacified. Truth is that our people are daily losing faith in Nigeria. Our cries don’t seem to matter. The younger generation believes everything is being done to enslave them and are resolved to resist that. They are slowly losing interest in Nigeria.
Recall that INEC had earlier posted on their website the summary of Nigeria Anambra governorship election which was held on 18th November 2017. The figures below was the summary:
TOTAL NUMBER OF VALID VOTES 425,254
TOTAL NUMBER OF REJECTED VOTES 16,988
TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTES CAST 442,242
TOTAL NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS 1,770,127
TOTAL NUMBER OF ACCREDITED VOTERS 465,891
Going by the summary above, it depicts that the election experienced massive low turnout that stood at 24.9% and and 7.5% boycotted the election.