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Tinubu support movement warns against inciting statements

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The 100% Focus Group Movement, one of the grassroot support groups that worked on market sensitisation and enlightenment programme across all the geopolitical zones for Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu during the presidential campaign, has urged Nigerians, especially the opposition parties to desist from making inciting statement that may lead Nigeria to anarchy before 29th May inauguration of the President-elect.

In a recent statement by the chairman of the group, Dr Ibrahim Mohammed said: “INEC the Independent National Electoral Commission) has admitted that its system suffered unanticipated glitches on that day which made it impossible for it to upload the polling units results of the presidential election on its portal immediately as promised. But it began to do so once the technical hitches had been resolved. It is important to state that uploading results on IReV was only an add-on feature designed by INEC to further enhance openness and give the general public the opportunity to view the results real time. IReV (INEC Result Viewing) portal was not designed to validate the authenticity of the results. The real and authentic election results are the ones from polling units that were signed by INEC officials, party agents and security operatives”.

The opposition parties have insisted that INEC’s inability to upload the presidential election results online, as promised, was not due to technical hitches but rather deliberate human mischief and manipulation to rig the election.

“A careful scrutiny of the results of the elections shows that it was a close and tight contest which speaks to its credibility. The winner, Bola Tinubu won in 12 states just like the second placed Atiku Abubakar who also won in 12 states. Peter Obi, who came third, won in 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, which for the purpose of the election counts as a state.

“Tinubu scored over 8,79 million votes, Atiku had about 6.58 million votes, while Peter Obi got over six million votes. The candidate who came fourth, Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigerian Peoples Party recorded 1,496,687 votes, the majority of which he got mainly from Kano State, his political stronghold in the North. It was however only Tinubu who met the constitutional requirement of scoring 25 percent of the votes cast in each of at least two-thirds of the states of the federation including the FCT, which translates to 24 states. Tinubu met the 25 percent requirement in 30 states, Atiku in 21 and Obi in 15”, he further said.

Mohammed pleaded with the opposition to allow the judiciary to do its job accordingly since several post election matters are already in courts

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