Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to expedite the review of the recently conducted elections in Abia and Enugu States. Obi made the statement in response to INEC’s decision to suspend the collation of results in Abia following violence and the invasion of one of its offices in the state.
In a statement released on Monday, Obi expressed concern over the delay in announcing the election results, which he said could undermine the credibility of the electoral process. He urged INEC to act swiftly to resolve the issues and allay the fears of citizens in the two states.
Obi also condemned the violence that marred the elections, calling on security agencies to investigate and prosecute those responsible. He emphasized the need for peaceful and transparent elections, stating that the will of the people must be respected.
According to Obi, “The delay in the announcement of the results is causing anxiety among the citizens of the two states. It is important for INEC to fast-track the review process and ensure that the will of the people is reflected in the final outcome. We cannot afford to compromise the integrity of our electoral process.”
He added, “I call on all stakeholders to remain calm and peaceful as we await the outcome of the elections. We must work together to strengthen our democracy and ensure that the voice of the people is heard.”