Movement warns against inciting remarks ahead May 29
A grassroot support group, 100% Focus Movement, has cautioned against incendiary remarks capable of throwing Nigeria into crisis ahead of the May 29 inauguration date of a new administration in the country.
Its chairman, Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed, who sounded the warning in a statement, urged opposition parties to tread carefully and avoid overheating the polity.
He reminded them that since conclusion of the February 25 presidential election and subsequent announcement of a winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), several reasons have been offered for malfunctioning of the Bi-modal Voter Accreditation (BVAS) and the inability to immediately upload the results on the IRev portal of the election manager.
Mohammed explained that the lawfully required collation was done, with a winner in Bola Tinubu emerging from the exercise, adding that the IRev was only to make the process more credible.
He charged aggrieved politicians to be patriotic and wait for the courts to adjudicate since they have filed their petitions.
His words: “INEC has admitted that its system suffered unanticipated glitches on that day (February 25), which made it impossible for it to upload the polling units’ results of the presidential election on its portal immediately as promised, but
it began to do so once the technical hitches were resolved. It is important to state that uploading results on IReV was only an add-on feature designed by INEC to further enhance openness and give the general public the opportunity to view the results real time.
IReV was not designed to validate authenticity of the results. The real and authentic election results are the ones from polling units that were signed by INEC officials, party agents and security operatives.”