The 2015 elections in Nigeria continue on Saturday with runoff elections in three states, and several outlets are offering live results as all the votes are counted.
Nigerians took to the polls earlier this month to elect a president and governors. But three governorship races — in Imo, Abia, and Taraba — were inconclusive after the votes were counted. The INEC has scheduled re-votes for Saturday, April 25.
With the world watching closely, live results from the 2015 Nigeria elections in Imo, Abia, and Taraba will be available through several sources (links to election results are below). Many will also be watching to see if there are more accusations of bias or corruption during the voting process.
Ahead of Saturday’s elections in Nigeria there have been accusations of political interference. In Imo, the governor is accusing Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate Emeka Ihedioha of sending loyalists to lobby APC leaders to support his state governorship re-run.
“It has come to the knowledge of the State Government and leaders of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the State that the Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the State and the Deputy-Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha and leaders of the PDP in the State have been sending emissaries or delegations to prominent leaders of the APC in the North and the South-West telling them to adopt his candidature and assist him emerge victorious at the end of the run-off election fixed for Saturday, April 25, 2015 in the selected polling units in the state and promised to defect to APC afterward.”
The Ihedioha Campaign Organization denied the charges, calling them propaganda.
But Nigeria’s outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan, has taken steps to ensure fair elections. He fired Inspector General Suleiman Abba over the role police played during the elections after many accused the police of corruption and bias.
Nigeria’s new police inspector general, Solomon Arase, has assured that officers will be fair to all Nigerians during the voting process. In a meeting with Goodluck Jonathan, Arase said that police for massive deployment to the three states and will be fair to all political parties.
“Well, first and foremost, we still have some elections left in about three states and we are doing some massive deployment of man material and that is what I came to brief [Goodluck Jonathan],” Arase said. “I can assure you that we are going to have a level playing field for people who want to vote on Election Day,” he said.
“For the deviant, like I said yesterday, (they) will be decisively dealt with,” he said.
Live results from the 2015 Nigeria elections in Imo, Abia, and Taraba can be found here or here.
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