The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room says a total of 513,214 discrepancies were discovered in the number of accredited voters and ballots cast in 27 states of the country during Saturday’s Presidential election.
In its fourth interim report which was issued by the Executive Director of Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), Clement Nwankwo, the Civil Society Organizations expressed concerns over the tallies declared by some Returning Officers in some states.
Against the backdrop that there were simultaneous accreditation and voting, the CSOs noted that a cursory look at some of the figures on accredited voters and the total votes cast showed glaring lapses.
According to them, as at 6:47pm on Tuesday, the gulf was 513,214 in 27 states including Nasarawa, Kogi, Adamawa, Edo and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The situation room therefore had called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to address the confusion before the completion of result tabulation and provide clarification on compliance with its guidelines regarding cancellation of elections.
The findings indicate a lack of clarity in the rationale for cancellation of polls, noting that the CSOs recorded 1,084,358 voided votes across 1175 polling units in 18 states.