YIAGA Commends INEC, Says Election Results In Line With Its Estimated Range
A civil society organisation, YIAGA AFRICA on Wednesday verified the results of the just concluded 2019 Presidential election announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
YIAGA AFRICA said the result is in line with its Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) estimated range.
Dr Hussaini Abdu, Chair, YIAGA AFRICA Watching The Vote (WTV) made this known at a news conference on the group’s Statement on the 2019 Presidential Election Results in Abuja.
He said the group deployed 3,030 observers, who were paired to a random statistical sample of 1,515 polling units located in every local government area (LGA) and states of Nigeria.
Dr. Abdu said the deployment to a statistical sample of polling units enabled YIAGA AFRICA to independently project the vote shares that each candidate should have received within a narrow range.
The group’s projections were based on the results announced in the polling units and would have detected any significant manipulation occurring during collation of the Presidential election results.
He called on security agencies to remain vigilant in protecting and securing lives and property in the post-election phase.