‘My confidence in INEC has evaporated’ – Peter Obi

‘My confidence in INEC has evaporated’ – Peter Obi

By Ekemini Ekwere | News Reporter on March 17, 2023
Peter Obi
Peter Obi (middle), the Labour Party Presidential candidate speaks at the Anambra State Rally held in Onitsha on January 10, 2023. On the left is Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed, his running mate and on the right his wife, Mrs Margaret Obi | Onyinye Omah

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25, 2023 election, has expressed doubt in the ability of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct free and fair elections in Nigeria.

Obi made this statement while appearing on Channels Television on Thursday, March 16, 2023, stating that his confidence in the electoral commission has “evaporated” due to its alleged complicity in rigging the recent elections in some states.

Obi, who is also a former governor of Anambra State, called on INEC to review its processes and ensure that the votes of Nigerians count in future elections.

He also criticised the use of violence and other forms of intimidation during elections, saying that such actions undermine the democratic process and the rights of citizens to choose their leaders.

Obi’s statement comes amid increasing concerns over the credibility of Nigeria’s electoral process, with many stakeholders calling for urgent reforms to address the challenges facing the system.

The Labour Party presidential candidate urged Nigerians to remain vigilant and actively participate in the democratic process, while holding the electoral commission and other institutions accountable for their actions.

As the country prepares for future elections, including gubernatorial polls in some states later this year, the need for a credible and transparent electoral process has become more urgent than ever before.


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