The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the collation of the Presidential Election results till 11am on Monday.
Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, announced this Sunday evening while formally declaring open the National Collation Centre.
“From today, the collation centre is hereby declared open until the final determination of the 2019 presidential election. During the course of proceedings, there may be interludes or adjournments and these will be announced by the Chief Returning Officer.
“At the moment no State Collation Officer has is around. Some of them are expected tonight. Accordingly, proceedings are hereby adjourned. We will reconvene by 11am tomorrow Monday 25th February for the collation of results”, he declared.
INEC had earlier announced that it would begin the announcement of results on Sunday evening, saying that the process had been concluded in Ekiti and the State Collation Officer was being expected in Abuja.
“Meanwhile, collation of results from yesterday’s elections continue nationwide. Almost all the states have concluded RA Collation and are now collating results at the LGA level. Some have commenced state level collation. We expect the state collation officers for the Presidential elections to start arriving at the National Collation Centre later today and early morning tomorrow.
“Accordingly, the National Collation Centre will be officially declared open today at 6pm. Collation will commence as soon as the results arrive from the states. On this note, I wish to state that Ekiti state has already concluded the process. The state collation officer for the Presidential election is, as we speak, on his way to Abuja with the result of the Presidential election for Ekiti,” Yakubu had said.
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