Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has admonished the Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC) to rectify alleged irregularities with the election and save the nation from any disaster.
The elections in Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria has been characterized by a lot of agitations all over the country after polls ended.
According to reports, the election was not free and fair as it was full of irregularities and rigging allegations against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Nigeria.
There are predictions of victory for Nigeria’s governing All Progressive Congress (APC) led by Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu.
However, former President Obasanjo in a statement dated February 27, 2023, indicated that if the Chairman can postpone elections four days to the election he can rectify the errors of the last two days of the election.
“The Chairman of INEC may claim ignorance but he cannot fold his hands and do nothing when he knows that the election process has been corrupted and most of the results that are brought outside BVAS and Server are not a true reflection of the will of Nigerians who have made their individual choice.
“At this stage, we do not need wittingly or unwittingly to set this country on fire with the greed, irresponsibility, and unpatriotic act of those who allegedly gave money to INEC officials for perversion and those who collected the blood money,” Mr. Obasanjo stated.
He continued: “Let me appeal to the Chairman of INEC, if his hands are clean to save Nigeria from the looming danger and disaster which is just waiting to happen.”