The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has pointed out irregularities in the presidential election.
Concise News reports that Obi alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) disenfranchised “over 8 million” registered voters in the region, as only 20 per cent of voters south-east voters cast their votes.
Addressing journalists at his Onitsha residence on Tuesday, the former governor of Anambra state claimed that the presidential election was “systematically planned” to ensure the zone did not “participate fully” in the exercise.
Also, Obi doubted the authenticity of the results in Yobe and Borno states — which were won by President Muhammadu Buhari – over the Boko Haram insurgency rocking the region.
“You will recall that on the election day I said that the process was clumsy and we also had a major problem of card readers and most people could not vote,” he said.
“When over 400,000 Card Readers got burnt it became clear that something was wrong somewhere and INEC could not save the situation and they will not allow people to vote manually.
“But in some other parts of the country people are allowed to vote manually and it was accepted by the electoral body.
“How can you tell me that a state like Yobe and Borno produced the number of voters that is higher than Anambra and Ebonyi states put together? The two states are areas that have been at war and I wonder how they got card readers that are working so well despite the war situation that they found themselves.”
At the time of publishing this report, the PDP had lost to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential election, according to results from all states of the federation and FCT.