It’s been reported that Mr. Wahab Owonikaran and Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi had a fierce disagreement at the Lagos office of the Independent National Electoral Commission over collation of election results.
Wahab Owonikaran is a PDP agent for the presidential election collation in the state, while Tokunbo Afikuyomi is an agent for the APC presidential election team.
The face-off started after Professor Isaac Adewole –INEC collation officer, Lagos State– revealed there would be an interruption of the collation of the presidential poll earlier today.
Punch reports that before the suspended collation of results, about four local government areas had submitted results of the elections from their respective council areas while sixteen others were yet to be retrieved by INEC.
Owonikaran reportedly flared up and protested the result asking the real reasons behind “non-arrival of the result of the election that was conducted on Saturday.”
Wahab Owonikaran held that the result ought to have been brought to the INEC office earlier, saying the “result of many polling units, where PDP won, were manipulated in favour of APC”, quoting Punch.
“In some local government areas, election had been concluded two days ago. What could have delayed the collation? I suspect there are some discrepancies somewhere. We will not accept any result different from the one we have,” he said.
Meanwhile, Tokunbo Afikuyomi hit back asking Owonikaran to speak with factual accuracy. Afikuyomi went on; “Before we begin to make allegations about results being tampered with, without any substantial evidence or a single shred of fact, I think we must speak to facts and records.”
“For instance, with regard to the result for Apapa Local Government Area, I have issues, but I will wait for us to get there. I think we watch the way we make claims because it can have serious implications”, Punch reports.