March 19, 2019
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Prevent war in Kano, Imo, Election Monitor tells INEC

By Ibrahim Sarafa

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been warned not to allow uneasy calm going on in Imo and Kano States snowballed to ‘war’.

Election Monitor, one of the local observers monitoring general elections nationwide, which made this appeal in a statement urged INEC to declare whoever wins the just concluded elections rather than declaring them inconclusive.

“We are closely monitoring the situation in Imo and Kano states where tensions are flaring over the potential manipulation of the results of the elections.

“Based on the verified results available to us, the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party is in the lead in both states.

“In Imo state, the party has about 50 per cent advantage over its closest rivals including the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Action Alliance (AA) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA),” Ajijola Abiodun said in the statement emailed to SAHEL STANDARD.

He added, “The will of the people must be respected and the electoral commission, INEC should now take the bull by its horn and announce the results immediately to prevent a breakdown of law and order in both states which have been very volatile during this electoral cycle.

“Any attempts to thwart the will of the people could lead to dire consequences.”

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