Nigerians Seek INEC Explanation for Tampering With South-east, South-south Voters’ Registration Data
Nigerians have called on the umpire of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, to explain the discrepancy in the south-east and south-south voter registration data, alleging that INEC has technically tampered with the data.
Chima Christian via his twitter handle @chimachristian drew the attention of Nigerians to the available INEC registration data where a large percentage of registered voters from the south-east and south-south were invalidated.
He said: ”INEC may have technically tampered with the choice of ordinary Nigerian when I took a detailed look at the voters registration data released by @inecnigeria covering its June 2021-July 2022 continuous voters registration exercise.
”Focusing solely on voter invalidation data, I saw a pattern that was too difficult to ignore. So I compressed some of my findings in the attached infograph.”
”I became even more curious when I noticed that INEC did not provide sufficiently clear invalidation guidelines or explanations for what I thought were too organised to be mere coincidences.”
In the breakdown of the data analysis above on the invalidation of INEC registered voters, Credible News discovered the following discrepancies that are quite obvious.
Key findings show that ”At 49.3%, the south-east and south-south combined account for nearly half of the all rejected registrations.
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It also revealed other regions had an average rejection rate of 17% whereas the south-east and south-south had an average rejection rate of 35.2%.
Closely allied to the above, South-east completed the least number of INEC registrations yet had the highest percentage of rejected registrations.
Moreover, the data shows that at 1.5 million and 1.4 million completed registrations respectively, the Northern-east and South-east had a registration difference of about 100 thousand.
By the time the data went through the INEC knife, the South-east was left with 930,000 additional voters while North-east was left with 1.3 million.
South-east thus became the only region with a marginal increase of less than one million voters. Same scenario played out when South-south numbers are compared to that of the North-central or North-west.
Thus, state most affected by voter invalidation are disproportionately in the southern regions while the least affected states are in the north.
Sadly, INEC did not provide clear invalidational guidelines or explanations for the coincidences referenced above.
States most affected by voter invalidation are Bayelsa 69.2%, Ebonyi 59.8%, Ekiti 38.8$, Rivers 33.0%, Anambra 30.6%, Delta 29.4%.
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