Keyamo faults EU election observation mission’s report on 2019 elections

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Head of the media team of the President Muhammadu Buhari Presidential Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, on Saturday faulted the reports of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) in Nigeria on the 2019 Presidential election “for not coming to a conclusion in its report”.
“The result reflects the overall wishes of Nigerians,” Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, said while addressing newsmen after the report was submitted in Abuja. “That was the report by so many observers.”
The EU Observer Mission had in its report said the election was marked by severe operational shortcomings and violence, calling for reforms in subsequent elections to avoid reoccurrence.
But reacting to the report, Keyamo said, “If you are an observer, you should come to a definitive conclusion, don’t be dodgy about it, don’t run away from that fact because we have 120,000 polling units across the country and in all their report I don’t think they discussed at most 500 polling units.
“If you observed certain anomalies, it could not have been more than 500 or 1,000 polling units and if you do observe anomalies in those polling units, how does that substantially affect results coming from 120,000 polling unit?
“So it is not enough for you discuss the anomalies, they must discuss the overall results coming from the entire country and whether it did reflect the wishes of the people. This is what we want to know because they have problems in the US elections, there are problems in the EU and even UK elections.”
Keyamo said there was need for “a detailed analysis to come to a definitive conclusion about the overall result of the election”.
BusinessDay gathered that the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) in Nigeria, while also commenting on the