The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission has disclosed that regardless of the extension of Saturday’s elections till Sunday in some parts of the country, the results of the presidential poll will be declared on Monday (today).
The INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, guaranteed this, as results from wards, local government areas and states continued to emerge on Sunday.
The INEC chief, who expressed satisfaction over the conduct of the polls, disclosed to journalists that as of Sunday evening, results of the elections had only been completely collated in two states, one of which was Ekiti.
He said, “Some people assume that when I said 48 hours( for the release of the results), it starts from the morning the elections commenced. It is 48 hours after elections have ended, like yesterday(Saturday).
“You start counting 48 hours from yesterday (Saturday) when substantial majority of the polling units ended elections.”
He further revealed that out of more than 150,000 card readers used for the conduct of the polls , only 300 failed, representing about 0.25 per cent of the total number of machines.