CPC LISTS TERMS FOR ACCEPTING S'EAST, S'SOUTH RESULTS
THE National Chairman of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Tony Momoh, has said that the party will not accept the results of the presidential polls if their positions and complaints are not taken into consideration.
In an interview yesterday, Momoh said: 'We will congratulate a winner if the result is transparent, but what we have in the meantime are muddled and doctored results. We will accept results where voting took place and they are free and fair. But what we are saying is that where voting didn't take place like in the South-East and South-South, we will not accept.
He claimed that 'some governors in the South-East and South-South said that there was a low turnout but this apparently didn't reflect in the high figures the INEC is announcing.'
According to Momoh, the results were doctored between the polling units and the collation centres in Abuja. He therefore said that 'we want results in the polling units collated and announced by INEC and not the ones collated at the collation units and transmitted to INEC headquarters for announcement.'
Momoh alleged that the party discovered that the computer programme used by INEC for the calculation of votes was designed to alter votes. According to him, there was a disparity of 40 per cent between the votes calculated manually and electronically.
Meanwhile, Momoh condemned the acts of violence in some parts of the country and cautioned those involved. He said: 'We don't have any other country, Nigeria is only our country, if we destroy it, we will all suffer for it.'
Meanwhile, the National Secretary of the CPC, Buba Galadima, might have been under security surveillance for his alleged call for cancellation of the results of the presidential elections in the South East/South-South.
This is coming against the background of the renewed security arrangement at the presidential results collation centre in Abuja. It was gathered that the heightened security arrangement was occasioned by reports of riots spreading across some states in the northern parts of the country.
The Guardian gathered at the collation centre located within the Electoral Institute of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja yesterday that there were serious concerns within the security circles about the activities of Galadima, coming on the heels of the post-election violent protests in northern parts of the country.