Peter Obi accuses INEC of disenfranchising 8 million voters in Southeast
PDP vice president all candidate, Peter Obi has accused INEC of disenfranchising 8 million voters in Southeast Nigeria during the 2019 presidential election.
Peter Obi made this known during a press briefing held in Onitsha, the Anambra State capital.
“You will recall that on election day, I said the process was clumsy and we also had a major problem with malfunctioning card readers. Most people couldn’t vote as a result.
“When over 4,000 card readers got burnt, it became clear that something was wrong somewhere and the Independent National Electoral Commission could neither save the situation nor allow people to vote manually.
“But in some other parts of the country, people were allowed to vote manually and it was accepted by the electoral body.
“How can you tell me that states like Yobe and Borno produced more voters than Anambra and Ebonyi states put together?
“The two states have been at war. I wonder how they got card readers that were working so well, despite the war situation in which they found themselves.”
Peter Obi pointed out that Nigeria failed to build on the achievements of the 2015 general elections.