INEC failed to upload results because Peter Obi won: Datti Baba-Ahmed

INEC failed to upload results because Peter Obi won: Datti Baba-Ahmed

The vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Datti Baba-Ahmed, has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) refused to upload the results of the presidential elections because Peter Obi won.

Addressing journalists on Wednesday, Mr Baba-Ahmed said the Mr Obi won the election regardless of INEC’s declaration that Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress won. 

“As far as we are concerned, we won this election. They refused to upload results. They refused to refer to the INEC result viewing portal just for them to defeat us, we are winners,” he said.  

However, he said no amount of questioning will ever get Mr Obi, himself or the entire party to reach anything besides peace and tranquillity in Nigeria.

“The only language we know is peace. If Nigerians are going to achieve peace through peaceful protests, so be it. We believe more and more in Nigeria and the Nigerian people.

“Here we are, less than eight months old, and we won the election in a country where there is an eight-year concurrent government,” he said.

Mr Baba-Ahmed said the party’s position remained that the purported result did not meet the minimum criteria of a transparent, free and fair election.

He said that, in addition, the condemnable attacks, voter intimidation and suppression challenged the elections.

“Please, be assured of our determination to fight the injustice that has been perpetuated on Nigerians through all legal and peaceful means.

“We implore you all to please remain peaceful and calm, as our fight and determination for a new Nigeria is just beginning,” he said.

Mr Baba-Ahmed equally encouraged Nigerians to continue to support the party and vote massively for it in the forthcoming governorship and states House of Assembly elections on March 11. 



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