Obasanjo asks Buhari to address concerns in the election

Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president, has told President Muhammadu Buhari that he needs to “act quickly” to address people’s worries about alleged discrepancies in Saturday’s election results.

The results of the presidential and national assembly elections are being collated across the country.

In a letter released on Monday, Chief Obasanjo said President Buhari “should not ignore” the concerns raised about the election process. He also said steps needed to be taken “right away”, such as rescheduling the polls in affected areas.

Agents from the Peoples Democratic Party and the Labour Party have rejected results of some states.

Protests have also been voiced on and off social media about attacks at polling units, late arrival of materials, and delayed voting.

Writing by Saadatu Albashir; Editing by Tony Okerafor