The Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) has called out to the public to beware of
election “results’’ circulating on social media.
In a message on its verified Twitter handle,
@inecnigeria, on Sunday afternoon, the commission
said it was the only body constitutionally empowered
to declare the results of the elections. “It has also come to our notice that some election `results’ are
circulating on the various social media platforms.
“Kindly disregard such ‘results’ as only INEC is
constitutionally empowered to declare the outcome
of the elections,’’ it said. Some Minutes later, INEC
said on the same platform that elections were still
ongoing in some areas of the country. It added that
detailed reports of such areas would be
communicated at a news briefing scheduled to hold at
the National Collation Centre in Abuja at 3 p.m.
2. It has also come to our notice that some election "results" are circulating on the various social media platforms, Kindly disregard such "results" as only INEC is constitutionally empowered to declare the outcome of the elections. #NigeriaDecides2019 pic.twitter.com/ZRph2cCBZ5
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) February 24, 2019