Aggrieved over alleged rigging of the February 25, presidential election, some youths on Monday stormed the National Collation Centre of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Abuja.
The protesting youths claimed that the results declared so far were doctored and not the true results recorded at the polls on Saturday.
They arrived at the International Conference Centre to register their grievances while the collation of the presidential election was being conducted by the INEC.
Some of the youth displayed placards that read: “BeingbackIREV, no IREV no collation,” “Nigeria not for sale, we fight for justice,” “INEC keep your promises” and so many others.
Some political parties and other Nigerians are claiming that the collation and announcement of the results of the presidential election conducted on Saturday were fraudulent.
Remember that Dino Melaye, a former senator from Kogi and collation agent for the Peoples Democratic Party, left the NCC in protest of the allegation?
Melaye urged INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to make sure that uploaded results had to be visible on the screen before the electoral umpire could continue before leaving.
The former senator for Kogi said that his PDP would not recognize the Ekiti results due to inconsistencies and that the results could be canceled because they were only presented and not officially declared.
Yakubu insisted that Melaye and the PDP could only voice their complaints at the Electoral Tribunal while the results were still being tallied and announced, but Melaye insisted that the results could not be upheld.
Melaye voiced his earlier complaint during the INEC meeting at the NCC, but the INEC chair refused to budge, infuriating the former lawmaker, who stormed out of the room with his friends.