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Utomi desires INEC to assessment presidential election leads to 10 states

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Utomi, Convener of The BIG-TENT Coalition of Political Events, Social Actions and Civil Society Organisations for Obi-Datti, made the decision at a information convention on Friday in Lagos.

He listed the states as Lagos, Rivers, Imo, Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau, Kaduna, Katsina, Adamawa and Akwa Ibom.


“We need to urge INEC to point out good religion and never wipe their server of actions of the Feb. 25 presidential election within the excuse of getting it prepared for March 11.

“We additionally need to request that INEC administratively start a assessment of the votes in 10 states.

“All we search is daylight. We accuse none and include malice towards none however are assured that our youngsters may have higher tomorrow if we make sure that daylight and transparency outline our electoral methods.

“We ask for an INEC assessment. If this fails to convey justice then a courtroom course of to reverse rigging and name the true winner.


“The place that’s tough for the system, we name for outright cancellation of the election of Feb. 25, and guaranteeing that enthusiasm allowed to circulate by to March 11 with assurance of a free, honest and clear election,” Utomi mentioned.

Based on him, it’s precisely 9 months when he welcomed the Labour Social gathering Presidential Candidate, Mr Peter Obi right into a motion of the third drive.

He mentioned the third drive was constructed with grinding effort with the Nigerian Labour Congress, the Commerce Union Congress, the New Fabian Society of the Involved Professionals and a potpourri of Civil Society Organisations.

Utomi mentioned that it was constructed on hope, deep considerations for the dignity of all Nigerians, a particular care for girls, younger folks and a need for inclusion, particularly of the not so enabled.


“Inside six months, the motion unleashed by the Obi candidacy which was first laughed at as 4 males tweeting in a room was producing panic within the conventional class, a lot because of younger folks subjected to abuses of every kind from public authority.

“They needed their PVCs to make the purpose that wanted to be made and our nation skilled a surge in new voter registration.

“The pensioners and center class adopted the trail walked by the youth on this nation wherein the median age is eighteen.2 years and the overwhelming majority of the inhabitants is youthful,” he mentioned.

Utomi mentioned that, nonetheless anybody diced it, the Nigerian folks deserved an enormous present of gratitude from the Huge Tent for believing within the imaginative and prescient of a Nigerian redemption.


Based on him, it is very important be aware that no matter stands out as the case, the folks have made their level.

“Nigeria won’t be the identical once more due to the religion proven by Obidients who got here of various ethnic, non secular and financial class configurations.

“They merely believed a brand new Nigeria was attainable. That is victory and for me a private triumph. My life’s work evidently is approaching its apogee and I’m grateful to God for that.

“The one solution to concretise these positive aspects is to not get drained or distracted.


“These embody an enormous turnout on the election of March 11 as voting “Mama, Papa, Pikin” to color Nigeria Labour,” he added.

He urged INEC to supply Nigerians guaranties of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS)and what system it might use on March 11 and the final integrity of elections in Nigeria.

Emphasising accountability and transparency because the essence of democracy, Utomi mentioned that the very first thing in that spirit was respect for the need of the folks.

Based on him, one certain manner of enthroning that’s guaranteeing governance norms and really clear processes and techniques.


The important thing to such accountability is sunshine. It’s typical bureaucratic custom to make issues secret however INEC can not regain the arrogance of the world if it continues down that path.

“An electoral fee should like Ceaser’s spouse, be ever past reproach,” he acknowledged.

Expressing confidence in LP ‘s victory in the long run, Utomi urged all Obi’s follower to cheer up and act fairly than suppress feelings and be sick from such.

On future elections, Utomi berated use of political thugs by some politicians to intimidate and go to terror on opponents, forestall them from voting, alter the vote and infrequently maim them.


He additionally decried that in the long run there could be no penalties for the perpetrators of political violence.

“Because of this the sample resurfaces each 4 years. We will ahead the checklist of governors, different elected officers and their henchmen concerned in electoral apply to the Worldwide Felony Court docket and demand prosecution with robust sentence or conviction.

“We additionally cost the system to carry accountable, safety folks on whose watch violence and rigging has been allowed.

“We invite proof which is plentiful in opposition to these women and men for penalties starting with ostracisation to trials, naming and shaming,” he mentioned.


Utomi urged the electoral umpire to make the March 11 governorship and Home of Meeting elections totally different from the Presidential and Nationwide Meeting Elections held on Feb. 25.

He mentioned: “If INEC can not guarantee that, its management should step down and transfer apart. We search the identical of regulation enforcement companies. Self-preservation is the primary regulation of nature.