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TMG to INEC – Redeem Your Image With Governorship, State Assembly Elections 



TMG to INEC - Redeem Your Image With Governorship, State Assembly Elections 

The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has advised Nigerians to vote in large numbers in the upcoming Governorship and State Assembly elections, regardless of their feelings about the outcome of the recent Presidential and National Assembly elections.

The organization asked the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to live up to expectations by addressing issues raised by voters and other stakeholders before the March 11 Governortorial and state assembly elections.

“As we approach the gubernatorial and state assembly elections, TMG is asking voters to not allow their enthusiasm to be dampened and to turn out in huge numbers to elect their governors and parliamentarians peacefully.

TMG is also pushing INEC to redeem itself by holding a lot more credible election across the country on March 11, 2023,” TMG stated in a statement issued by its Chairman, Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani).

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Bola Tinubu, the winner of the presidential and national assembly elections conducted on Saturday.

According to the Group, INEC had all of the logistical assistance it needed from the Nigerian and foreign governments to undertake an upgraded and digitized voting process but failed to deliver.

“The 2023 general elections were intended to bring in a significantly better and computerized electoral procedure in Nigeria. In this context, INEC was given a record sum of 355 billion Naira to organize a credible poll. Notwithstanding this massive financial investment, as well as great support from the foreign community and civil society organizations, INEC failed to deliver on a simple mission of satisfying Nigerians’ expectations.

“TMG argues explicitly that the conduct of the 2023 Presidential and National Assembly elections was bad, notably the determination of the commission to discard instantaneous result transmission from voting locations across the country. This unique act has raised the possibility of human meddling and manipulation of results, which might stifle the will of the people