Addressing alleged complicity by INEC officials to scuttle the election and unleash violence, NLC urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately call the leadership of the commission to order.
In a statement by the NLC President, Comrade Joe Ajaero, the labour movement asked INEC to reject election results from Lagos State following reluctance by the Resident Electoral Officer in charge to transmit the BVAS reports for the presidential election to the official INEC Servers.
NLC said the commission should not only reject the result but ensure that those responsible be prosecuted.
Joe Ajaero, the NLC president, issues a a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
“This is completely unacceptable and we want INEC to ensure that any cooked result from any REC is not only rejected but the offenders be made to face the full weight of the law.
“INEC must understand that not uploading the results to its Server expeditiously as expected creates avoidable crisis of confidence and imperils the entire process. We continue to express our deep concerns over the apparent manipulation of results in Lagos and Rivers States and demand that the real results as captured by the BVAS be uploaded without fail,” Labour stated.
In the statement titled: “Is INEC subverting Nigeria?”, NLC said it, “feels compelled to warn INEC and the Security agencies of the dangers of subverting the sovereign will. We warn INEC and others not to allow this election to degenerate into a national security crisis.
“This is avoidable and it is only by allowing the sovereign will prevail that we can guarantee national peace. The belief that it is going to be business as usual should be discountenanced as the tension since after the casting of votes should be enough signal to anybody planning a heist of the vote,” it said.
NLC said the commission must be seen as above board and acting within the ambits of the law and its guidelines.