Written by Ere-ebi AGEDAH

Residents lambast INEC over inconclusive poll

Residents of Abuja have tongue lashed the Independent National Electoral Commission for declaring four area councils’ results inconclusive held on Saturday, April 9, 2016.
Those who spoke to The Abuja Inquirer accused the electoral commission of ineptitude and compromise.

Elections were declared inconclusive in AMAC, Kuje, Kwali and Gwagwalada, while those of Abaji and Bwari were declared with the APC winning both.
Mr. Tony Ogabo, who was at the AMAC collation office in Karu, said the INEC has become a huge joke giving that 95 percent of elections it has conducted since the APC came to power have all being fraught with inconclusiveness.

“It is a huge embarrassment that the electoral commission can’t conduct election into mere six area councils. Besides, the turnout was poor yet what does the INEC do? It is a big shame,” Ogabo said.

Also, Mahmud Isa was worried that the INEC has become synonymous with its inability to deliver on the “simple task of conducting elections.
“Abuja we all know is peaceful. People didn’t really turnout for the poll so what is all these inconclusive matter with not one but four area councils?
“I have my suspicions but let me not say it.”

Others who spoke to use called for the sack of the INEC boss, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, by President Muhammadu Buhari.
They argued that he seems not to be up to the task of delivering seamless election in just small elections, and do not believe he would be up to a general election. 

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