Yiaga Africa has called on the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, to ensure that the polling unit result sheet and the form EC8A of each polling units are uploaded on the INEC Result Viewing Portal for the purpose of transparency.
This was disclosed in an interim report signed by Dr. Aisha Abdullahi, Chair, Yiaga Africa and Samson Itodo, Executive Director Yiaga Africa.
Yiaga Africa also urged INEC to ensure strict compliance with the application of the election guidelines in the result collation process.
The group charges security agencies to refrain from “intimidating observers and journalist as the results collation commences and to remain professional and non-partisan throughout the election.”
“If INEC’s official results fall within Yiaga Africa’s estimated rate, then the public, political parties and candidates should have confidence that the official results reflect the ballots cast at the polling units; however, if the announced results have been manipulated and do not match the polling units’ results, Yiaga Africa will expose it,” the report added.
Yiaga Africa, however, commended the people of Edo state for their peaceful conduct during the voting process and plead they remain patient and peaceful through the voting counting process.