Chris Smith , a rating member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, has alleged that votes are being tampered with within the ongoing Nigerian elections.
In a message posted on the US home web site, Chris Smith is quoted thus”
“Yesterday, Nigeria voted. Today, votes are being counted. I’m very involved by credible studies that the vote is being tampered with. To keep away from any manipulation of the tally, it’s crucial that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announce at once precise outcomes — that are licensed by celebration brokers and observers — at every polling unit because the vote is tabulated.
“Well-placed sources report that in some states and localities — together with Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo, Abia — INEC commissioners are receiving monumental stress to change ballot outcomes. This should not be allowed to occur.
“The eyes of the United States, of Africa, and the world are upon Nigeria and INEC. I also ask Secretary Michael Pompeo to hold accountable anyone who seeks to cheat the Nigerian people — who have waited patiently — of their vote or foments violence.”
Nigerians voted, with minor glitches, on Saturday for presidential and National Assembly positions within the 36 states of the nation.
The nation’s electoral physique, INEC has introduced that the announcement of outcomes will commerce 11 am on Monday.
Sporadic violence have been reported in some elements of the nation principally within the South South, South West and North central areas. Figures of loss of life casualties stand at 20 with 15 being shot lifeless by the army within the riverine group of Abonnema in Rivers state.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) earlier accused the ruling All Progressive Congress of planning to rig the elections.
The APC has additionally accused the PDP of planning to obtain a court injunction to cease INEC from saying the results of the elections tomorrow.