2015 Poll: Situation Room warns against fiddling with collation

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Stakeholders at the media briefing addressed by the Situation Room.
Stakeholders at the media briefing addressed by the Situation Room.
Stakeholders at the media briefing addressed by the Situation Room.

Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has expressed concern over reports of attempts across several states of the country to undermine the integrity of the collation of votes and outcome of the Presidential and National Assembly elections held on 28 March 2015.

According to a statement made available at a press briefing in Abuja today, the Situation Room expressed disappointment over actions of politicians who are bent on plunging the country into chaos to achieve desperate political ends.

“The Situation Room received disturbing reports that politicians are attempting to use national security apparatuses are to fiddle with the election collation process and pass off results that undermine the credibility of the elections and the sacrifice of millions of Nigerians, who against all odds trooped out to cast their votes on 28 March.

“Reported electoral fraud being sought to be perpetuated by political forces and security personnel negate the spirit of the Abuja Peace Accord voluntarily signed by the presidential candidates of the political parties, and threaten the peace and stability of the Nigerian nation”, the statement read.

The Situation Room called on security personnel to note that they will be held to account and pursued for prosecution under various national and international laws if they undermine the elections. Read more here.