Posted byon March 31, 2015 at 6:43 pm
As Nigerians await the 8pm local time rescheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to announce the winner of the 2015 presidential election, the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has commended the INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega, on his effort so far in ensuring a free, fair, credible and violence-free election, and for putting all necessary materials in place for the success of the presidential election.
Debo Adeniran, CACOL Chairman, in a statement also commended Nigerians who came out in their numbers to vote and also ensure that the election was violence-free despite the threat of violence before the election.
The group however condemned the postponement of the announcement of the final result of the election.
“INEC Chairman had promised the Nigerian people that the election result would be ready 48hrs after the election would have been concluded. The suspension of the announcement of the election result by the INEC Chairman is arousing suspicion in some quarters that the ruling party may be up to something sinister.
“We want to warn that any attempt to manipulate or overturn the will of the mass of Nigerians will have great consequence that Nigeria as a country cannot afford at this time.
“We hereby urge Jega not to pander to the wish of some cabals that may want the status quo to remain against the wish of the Nigerian majority. He shouldn’t allow himself to be used as a tool in the hand of politicians in manipulating the result thereby rendering the efforts of Nigerians who went through pains to ensure a credible leader takes over power come 29th May, 2015.