Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has joined in rejecting last Saturday presidential election, saying it must be repeated, having failed to reflect the will of the people, saying he never had confidence in the process in the first place.
Coming a day after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu as the winner, amid heavy lashing at the commission and its Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, for their failure to electronically transmit results to its portal, Sowore, who scored a paltry 14, 608 votes in the election to Tinubu’s 8,794,726 votes to win the election, waved off the result.
He said on his state of the nation address that the exercise did not meet any legal requirements of what should be called a free, fair and credible election, adding: “This particular election, by their own standard, did not meet any of the legal requirements that say every election result must be scanned and uploaded to the INEC server. But there is nothing new about it, before this election, I had said INEC wasn’t ready for this election.
“We categorically condemn the election that was held on the 25th of February as a fraudulent election that didn’t meet the standard of what should be called a free, fair and credible election.
“There is nothing surprising about it. We knew that these criminals in our system have no interest in organising a free and fair election. What they did was a selection as they usually do. They have just given you the candidate of the choice of the criminal political elite in Nigeria. Any figure, either for me or against me or them or against them that you see during this election were concocted and manufactured fraudulently.”
- Source: https://www.whirlwindnews.com.ng/2023/03/02/sowore-im-not-surprised-at-inecs-fraud-tinubu-choice-of-nigerian-political-criminals/