Election 2023: Obasanjo calls on Buhari and INEC to address the irregularities in the election results. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on Buhari and INEC to address the irregularities in the current election results. Some major parties have raised allegations against the results.
He has also said that Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has compromised its processes of conducting, collating and announcing presidential election results.
Obasanjo has made an appeal titled “An Appeal For Caution and Rectification.”
It reads, Nigerian Brothers and Sisters, greetings to you all.
“I am constrained to speak at this point.
“I crave the indulgence of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency General Muhammadu Buhari, to make this statement because I have had the opportunity to keep him aware of what I know is happening and the danger looming ahead.
Obasanjo calls on Buhari and INEC to address the irregularities in the election results
“On many occasions in the past, I have not hesitated to point out lacuna in the action of the President and his government. But as far as the election issues are concerned, the President has proved beyond reasonable doubt that he will want to leave a legacy of free, fair, transparent and credible elections.
“Until last Saturday night, February 25, 2023, the good and noble plan and preparation for the elections seemed to be going well. For the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a lot of money was spent to introduce Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), and the Server for immediate transmission of results from polling units.
“It is no secret that INEC officials, at operational level, have been allegedly compromised to make what should have worked not to work and to revert to manual transmission of results which is manipulated and the results doctored.”
He also included that the INEC chairman knows that election process has been corrupted and most of the results that are brought outside BVAS and Server are not true reflection of the will of Nigerians who have made their individual choice.
Obasanjo asked the INEC chairman to do everything in his capacity to rectify any discrepancies that has occurred which poses a threat to democracy.
He has also pleaded with Nigerians to remain calm, while the electoral body fixes the challenges that have emanated from the collation of the results.
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