Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, who is the National Chairman of the Edo State Campaign Council under the unbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Saturday warned the Independent National Electoral Commission against declaring the Edo governorship poll inconclusive.

Wike said INEC must keep to its transparent promises of a process.

National Chairman of the Edo State Campaign Council, who stated that the collation of results was the most censorious phase, appealed security experts to prevent breaches, adding that the residents of the state should defend their votes up to the collation venue.

Wike said this during an interview in the Edo 2020 Situation Room streamed on Governor Godwin Obaseki’s Youtube Channel and organized by our correspondent.

The statement credit to Wile reads: “We have results from about 2,000 polling units from the various wards and from the intelligence we have gathered, I do believe that INEC will keep to that promise of being transparent.

But we are getting a bit worried that INEC said they have 700 unit results which is not correct and that calls for concern. We don’t believe that INEC has only 700. It is more than 2,000 that we have."

"Again, as we speak, they ought to have moved to the ward collation centres before they move to the local government collation centres. But we cannot find the security personnel around the ward collation centres and that gives us concern.

“Why is it that the security personnel are not at the ward collation centres? So, I urge the Inspector-General of Police to move his men to the ward collation centres.

“They must not allow miscreants to disrupt the electoral process. I believe that the commission will continue with what they have done.

“Like we have said, we don’t want this election to be inconclusive. This is the critical stage where you may see disruptions and then it will be declared inconclusive. INEC should fulfil its promise that this election will be transparent. We don’t want to hear inconclusive.”

Also, in the Situation Room, the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, and the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, added that it was surprising that the PDP have updates at polling unit faster than the INEC.

They emphasized that the people’s votes must not be tempered with

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