INEC to announce results Monday by Noon , says only 2 states are ready, as Jega briefs press

The National Collation Centre for the presidential and National Assembly elections has announced results would be ready by Monday afternoon.

Deputy Director of Publicity at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr. Nick Dazang, confirmed this minutes ago during a TV interview in Abuja.
He spoke shortly after INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, told a press conference that only two states have finished collation.
“As I speak with you, just as I said, very, very few states have been collated. The information we had when we came here was that only two states had finished collation,” Jega had said, without disclosing the two states.
“We have not yet commenced collation,” he stressed. “We will not commence collation until stakeholders are first informed, including the press.”
The election had to continue in some places today due to card reader failure. Initial results show President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) establishing a strong lead over the 12 other candidates in the presidential ballot.

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, has expressed gratitude to Nigerians for their peaceful conduct during the presidential
Here are some points i noted down.

-Jega said people should be very very carefull with results they are posting on Social Media ,very few states have concluded collation,
ask FFK to tell you how he arrived at PDP winning in 22 states.

Jega said INEC substituted ad hoc staff allegations,inec is investigating the matter.

--Jega says only 2 states have finished collation so far .

You start counting 48 hours when substantial amount of polling units have concluded elections’’--Jega

"Underage voting is against the law, we are investigating reports and will take measures once this is established"- ‪ - Jega

it is heartwarming that the elections went well in a substantial number of the PUs across the country notwithstanding challenges"- Jega

I can tell you certainly that the failure of card readers surprised us and it is probable that the POs were not trained - Jega

We are not under any pressure to declare inconclusive elections -Jega

It is OK for people to state number of votes won by each candidate, but it is wrong to start declaring winner ‪- Jega

It is true that INEC office in Port Harcourt has been torched & we are waiting for detailed report - Jega

In 2011, we declared results of Presidential Election within 48hrs, we are working to break that record in 2015- Prof. Jega

I have the image of an underage voter in Taraba, we are investigating & it is clearly illegal - Prof. Jega

I received letter from APCNigeria asking that election in Rivers be cancelled. We are concerned & investigating - Prof. Jega

We have devised ways to pay contract staff, no one pays ad hoc staff before they have delivered their job - Prof Jega

Obviously crowd control at polling units is a challenge, there are lessons to be learnt from this election - Prof. Jega

Prof. Jega says no result has been collated/sent to HQ, Collation Officers count votes, can't declare results-Jega

"INEC wishes to commend Nigerians for their large turnout and peaceful conduct during the elections"- Jega

INEC to announce results Monday by Noon , says only 2 states are ready, as Jega briefs press INEC to announce results Monday by Noon , says only 2 states are ready, as Jega briefs press Reviewed by Unknown on Sunday, March 29, 2015 Rating: 5

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