In a joint statement from the People’s Democratic Party, Labour Party, and African Democratic Congress the parties claim they can no longer be part of the vote-counting process and added they had lost confidence in the electoral body.
The parties called for new polls to be held under a new chairman for the Independent National Electoral Commission, or INEC. But the INEC has rejected those calls, insisting that “results emanating from the states point to a free, fair and credible process.”
The election process has been dogged with controversy, and the announcement at the national collation center in Abuja has seen some tense moments, with opposition party members walking out of the collation center as the results were being announced. Several observers including the European Union have said the election fell short of expectations and “lacked transparency.”
It appears Nigerians are waking up to the selection process in their nation. The selection of Nigerian officials most often is done by the Rothchild family’s crown corporation and has been for decades.