The Independent National Electoral Commission’s announcement of the results of the presidential election held on February 25, 2023 has been challenged by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.
On March 1st, INEC announced that Tinubu had won the poll.
Damian Okeke-Ogene, the organization’s National Vice President, stated in a statement that the results were marred by “monumental errors” and the commission’s inability to follow its rules when conducting the poll. He advised Nigerians to maintain their composure and added that the 2023 presidential election might not have been announced yet.
“With voting and declaration of results over, other processes will follow. I am sure that many Nigerians will, on their own, go to court to challenge the outcome of the exercise. Many people have not accepted the declaration and many do not believe that they have a President-elect yet.
This is the worst election conducted by INEC. Imagine our President, Muhammadu Buhari, saying during one of the campaigns that Bola Tinubu is the next president at a time the election had not been conducted, which was an indication that the election was even rigged before it was conducted.
The INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, was busy promising Nigerians that their votes would count and that the votes would be transmitted from the polling units to INEC server, only for the commission to do everything manually with the attendant corrupt practices. As it turned out, many Nigerians voted, but their votes did not count, which was frustrating.”