By Chris Nomjov
The Department of State Services has warned citizens of plans by certain individuals to announce unofficial results of the forthcoming general elections.
A press release signed by DSS spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, called on the electorate, to shut out such electoral schemes and only subscribe to the results from INEC, the authorised body for announcing election results.
“Information at the disposal of this Service has revealed that certain mischievous persons or groups have concluded plans to announce election results before the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) concludes its collation exercise.
“This statement therefore is to advice all citizens of Nigeria, election observers and the International community to disregard election results which are not announced by INEC, as INEC remains the only authentic body authorized to do so.
“Once more, we reiterate our call on all eligible voters to come out and exercise their franchise as security is guaranteed. We also want to seize this opportunity to remind voters to remain vigilant and to warn all those who have no business with the electoral process to keep away from Polling Units and Collation Centres.
Marilyn OGAR, msi Deputy Director Public Relations, Department of State Services, Abuja 26th March, 2015