Paul Orude Bauchi
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Bauchi State, Ibrahim Abdullahi, has warned the general public to disregard some results of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections being circulated on social media..
Head of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Voter Education and Publicity, for Bauchi State, Ahmed Waziri, gave the warning in a media statement he signed and released to journalists, in Bauchi, yesterday evening, on behalf of the REC.
Waziri, in the statement, described the results being posted on social media as fake because they were not announced by the Commission.
He said: “The attention of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Bauchi, has been drawn to the circulation of presidential and national assembly results on social media.
“It is on this background that the commission is calling on the general public to ignore all such results, as INEC is the only institution recognised by law, as contained in section 27 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), to make such announcements.”