INEC Postpones Collation of Adamawa Governorship Election Results
Postponement to Noon
The Independent National Electoral Commission has postponed collation of Adamawa governorship election results from Local Government Areas till noon.
Reason for Postponement
State Collation Officer, Prof. Mohammed Mele, and Adamawa Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Yakubu Ari, disclosed this on Monday, after collation of results from 20 out of the 21 LGAs. They noted that the exercise was postponed to enable verification of results from Fufore Local Government Area which were snatched.
Appeals for Justice
Shortly before the shift, agents of both the Peoples’ Democratic Party and All Progressives’ Congress had urged INEC to ensure justice in the collation of the results before the declaration.
NAN reports that security agencies were also deployed to major roads in the state capital, to ensure security, following a protest by some political thugs in the metropolis after the adjournment.
The collation of election results is a sensitive exercise that must be conducted with utmost transparency and accuracy. The postponement in this instance shows the commitment of INEC to ensuring free, fair, and credible elections in Nigeria.