As Nigerians go to the polls tomorrow in the presidential and
national assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC) says it will announce the result of the elections
within 48 hours after voting.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega who revealed this Friday, during a
joint press briefing with the Director General of the National Youth
Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Johnson Olawumi said the
electoral body has put everything in place to ensure a hitch free exercise.
Jega also revised the argument whether voters should vote and go
home or stay for the result to be announced, saying the statement of the
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Suleiman Abba that people should go
home after voting was only advisory.
“There is no controversy whether people
should vote and go or stay. People should remain to know who wins in
their polling unit as long as they remain calm. The statement of the IG
is only advisory.”
The INEC boss also revealed that the elections will take place in
all the 119,973 polling units across the country even as he added that
there is no polling unit with more than 750 voters because where that
occurs they should be broken into voting points.