Danger is looming — Obasanjo alerts Buhari over doctored election results
|Former President Olusegun Obasanjo|
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has raised the alarm that hazard is lurking across the nation over the alleged compromise of the continuing election course of.
Obasanjo appealed to the President, Main Normal Muhammadu Buhari (retd), to prevail on the Chairman of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, Mahmood Yakubu, to cease the method and rectify the allegations raised in opposition to it from many quarters.
The presidential and Nationwide Meeting elections had been held on Saturday and the collation of outcomes was being achieved on the Nationwide Collation Centre in Abuja.
The Peoples Democratic Social gathering and Labour Social gathering have kicked in opposition to the method, describing it as compromised.
Obasanjo in a personally signed letter titled, “An enchantment for warning and rectification,” launched on Monday, mentioned some politicians had compromised some electoral officers to make the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System machines to not work.
He mentioned, “I’m constrained to talk at this level. I crave the indulgence of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Normal Muhammadu Buhari, to make this assertion as a result of I’ve had alternative to maintain him conscious of what I do know is going on and the hazard looming forward.
“On many events previously, I’ve not hesitated to level out lacuna within the motion of the President and his authorities. However so far as the election points are involved, the President has proved past affordable doubt that he’ll wish to depart a legacy of free, truthful, clear and credible elections.
“Till final Saturday night time, February 25, 2023, the nice and noble plan and preparation for the elections appeared to be going effectively. For the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, some huge cash was spent to introduce Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), and the server for quick transmission of outcomes from polling models. It’s no secret that INEC officers, at operational ranges, have been allegedly compromised to make what ought to have labored to not work and to revert to guide transmission of outcomes which is manipulated and the outcomes doctored.
“The Chairman of INEC could declare ignorance however he can’t fold his fingers and do nothing when he is aware of that election course of has been corrupted and a lot of the outcomes which can be introduced exterior BVAS and server should not a real reflection of the need of Nigerians who’ve made their particular person selection. At this stage, we don’t want wittingly or unwittingly to set this nation on fireplace with the greed, irresponsibility and unpatriotic act of those that allegedly gave cash to INEC officers for perversion and people who collected the blood cash.
“Let me enchantment to the Chairman of INEC, if his fingers are clear, to avoid wasting Nigeria from the looming hazard and catastrophe which is simply ready to occur. If the Chairman can postpone elections 4 days to the election, he can do all the pieces to rectify the errors of the final two days – no BVAS, no end result to be acceptable; and no importing by Server, no end result to be acceptable.
“Whereas, BVAS and Servers have been manipulated or rendered inactive, such outcomes should be declared void and inadmissible for election declaration. Chairman INEC, I’ve thought that you’d use this excellent alternative to fix your status and character for posterity.
“Your Excellency, President Buhari Muhammadu, rigidity is build up and please let all elections that don’t move the credibility and transparency check be cancelled and be introduced again with areas the place elections had been disrupted for subsequent Saturday, March 4, 2023, and BVAS and Server officers be modified. To know which stations or polling models had been manipulated, let a committee of INEC employees and representatives of the 4 main political events with the Chairman of Nigerian Bar Affiliation look into what should be achieved to have hitch-free elections subsequent Saturday.
“Mr. President, could your plan and hope for leaving a legacy of free, truthful, clear and credible election be realised. Mr. President, please don’t let anyone say to you that it doesn’t matter or it’s the drawback of INEC. Not at all do you have to be seen as a part of the collusion or compromise. When the die is forged, will probably be your drawback because the Chief Government of the nation. The Chairman of INEC could sneak overseas or return to his Ivory Tower. Your Excellency, thanks for listening to me out.
“Compatriot Nigerians, please train endurance till the improper is righted. I strongly imagine that no person will toy with the longer term and fortune of Nigeria at this juncture.”
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